“She offered Ron $50 to show her gratitude for keeping him safe. He said, ‘No, I just wanted to do the right thing.’ This is the story of a homeless man who rescued a Chihuahua on highway risk.
When a woman named Angel Janes was about to go home, she noticed a homeless man sitting on the side of the road.
She didn’t think much of what she saw until she noticed something on his lap. Angel pulled over to find out more, and she quickly realized that this man was one of the kindest people she’d ever encountered.
Why Was the Chihuahua on Highway Risk?
Angel was driving home from work in Salt Lake City, Utah, when she observed a homeless man holding a sign asking for money or a job. At this point, she discovered something in his lap. When the man, Ron, took the cigarette, she noticed he was holding a tiny chihuahua in his lap, covered in a blanket.
He was doing everything he could to keep the little dog warm. Angel was astounded by the man’s concern for the small puppy. Angel talked with Ron for a long before he asked if she could give the dog a lovely home. Ron said he had seen the dog discarded on the roadway two hours before.
Ron informed Angel that he witnessed a woman throwing her puppy on the busy thoroughfare and was concerned that the dog would be hit by a car. He dashed over and snatched the little puppy off the dangerous highway. “This heartfelt person moved me in the short time we spoke,” Angel told The Dodo. “He was just trying to do the right thing, so this puppy wasn’t homeless like me.”
Even though the puppy was safe with Ron for the time, he realized he couldn’t care for the tiny Chihuahua. Angel could not take the abandoned dog home, but she wanted to help in any way she could. She posted the story on Facebook, and it wasn’t long until a woman called Kathleen Dallman reposted it, detailing where Ron and the dog were. A lady was soon on her way to pick up the Chihuahua.
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“A lady was on her way to pick up the puppy to foster him a few minutes after I posted it,” Kathleen told The Dodo. “She gave Ron $50 as a token of her appreciation for keeping him safe. ‘No, I just wanted to do the right thing,’ he explained. But she insisted on him taking it. Ron was crying when the woman arrived to pick up the Chihuahua. Kathleen said, “He was in tears because he was able to help the dog find a home.”
“He stated he understood what it was like to be a homeless man and did not want the dog to remain homeless.” The woman who picked up the dog offered to foster him until he could find a permanent home. It didn’t take long for Chasity Guyer and her daughter to want to bring the small puppy into their home. She took him in and named him Lucky Louie.
Chihuahua on Highway No More
Lucky Louie now has the life of his dreams. He’s safe, happy, and oh-so-loved. Kathleen, on the other hand, couldn’t stop thinking about Ron. “I was so relieved that everything had worked out for the puppy, but I couldn’t stop thinking about Ron,” she explained.
“He didn’t even have a place to sleep. As a result, I created a GoFundMe campaign for him. I wasn’t sure if anyone would donate, but after spreading the news, it grew to $500.” The GoFundMe for Lucky Louie page raised more than $6,800.
After the first $400 was raised, she withdrew it and searched for Ron to offer it to him. He was taken aback. Kathleen said, “He was in tears.” “He couldn’t believe the community would do such a kind thing for him. He asked for a portion of the dog’s treatment when I handed him the money. But I assured him that it was only for him.”
Ron told Kathleen that he was going through a rough patch and that this money would transform his life. He was able to get off the street that night and buy a cell phone to look for work. His good deeds continue to bring in donations, so we hope he is able to get back on his feet soon. And not to be homeless anymore.
“Now that he has a phone, we can contact him,” Kathleen explained. “He is desperate to find work. Everyone, like the dog, deserves a second shot in life.” We are delighted that Lucky Louie has found his forever home, and it is also fantastic that Kathleen went above and above to assist Ron. What a beautiful second chance story! View Kathleen’s heartfelt video tribute to Ron below, and get all the details from the Chihuahua on highway story.