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If you still don’t believe in luck, maybe after hearing Steve’s story you will. Alicia, who was driving home in Arkansas passed an elderly man on the bike. This wasn’t just a usual passerby, the man was carrying 10 dogs in the trailer behind him but it seemed like he was having a rough time peddling. Although Alicia kept on driving, it was difficult for her to think about anything else. Not being able to neglect the event, she said to herself that she would stop next time she sees the man.
“God must have put this man on that road at that time for a reason, because as I was returning to town I saw him,” she recounts on Facebook. Alicia soon became cognizant of the man, Steve.
Steve, who had been homeless since 2001 had invested his life entirely in taking care of the neglected animals and was under way his 2000 mile trip to Indiana to meet his girlfriend; another dog lover! Steve puts all his money, from where ever he can get into taking care of these animals. He had helped over 50 dogs in the last 14 years. Unfortunately, he got a flat tire which hindered his journey and made him set up a camp. He encamped under a shady tree, where his dogs can relax and rest too!
Moved by his story, Alicia bought food and supplies for the pup and devised a brilliant way to help them out! She and her mother took to social media to spread Steve’s story and set up a fundraiser. This heart touching story quickly went viral and within less that two hours support poured in from all sides. Donations paid for more food, supplies, treats, and a hotel room for Steve and his pack. Kelly Seaton, from Tennessee also offered the pack a drive to Indiana!
In Indiana, Steve and his girlfriend were acquainted with an organization that works specially with homeless people with pets. Angela, who runs this organization has now been working along with family since their arrival. The acts of kindness never seem to end, someone even donated a new trailer for Steve and his dogs so that they never have to be homeless again!
“If it wasn’t for every single one of you, this man might still be pedaling down the road not knowing what hardship he might hit next,” Alicia says.
This truly changed Steve’s life!