Good Person Alert: Woman Comforts Shelter Dogs By Reading To Them
We always hear the negative stories, but now I’m sending out an Good Person Alert! Sandy Barbabella has been reading to shelter dogs at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society for more than a year and a half since her dog passed away. She visits 1 day a week and reads children’s books allowing for some breaks to teach basic skills such as “sit” and “shake”. Her story went viral after the Reddit user puglife123 shared the photo and the internet did a collective “awwww”.
Sandy had a Corgi named “Angus” after the Angus Young from AC/DC and she decided to volunteer after he passed. She felt that it would be the best way to return the love he gave to her. “I enjoy it and probably get as much out of it as the dogs,” Barbabella told The Huffington Post via a Humane Society spokeswoman, explaining that she loves each and every one of the animals equally. “They are all my favorites. Sometimes I just stand with the dogs in holding, and tears run down my face thinking about how people can do such things to an animal.”
Well, can I just say, Thank You, Sandy, for being the best person in the world right now. For me, I need to go now so I can figure out who’s cutting all these onions around here.