This little dog had every reason to be suspicious and afraid after being abandoned on the side of a lonely road.
Despite her tragic ordeal, the puppy’s instinct to trust and love was always present.
Animal rescuer Georgiana Neagu recently shared heartbreaking footage of the moment she came across the stranded dog while driving in Romania.
After stopping her car, the frightened dog ran toward Neagu, only to cower and cry as Neagu reached out to her. It appears that the dog’s trauma made her doubt that anyone would treat her with kindness.
But once she was safe, the little dog blossomed, licking Neagu as if to feel gratitude for allowing her to be her sweet self again.
Here’s a video of that moment:
“I knew I had to take her home with me when I saw her,” Neagu told The Dodo. “Every broken heart can be healed by unconditional love. In my arms, she felt safe.”
It’s possible that no one will ever know how the dog ended up in such a dangerous situation. But one thing is certain: her future has never looked more promising.
“Her name was Paula. “She’s constantly playing, and she’s glued to my shadow,” Neagu explained. “She’ll stay with me until she finds a forever home,” says the narrator. She’s about 11 months old and such a sweetheart.”