Life can be really tough for some people who don’t even have the basic things they need. While some are pushed aside by society, there are others who dedicate themselves to helping others. Steve was one of those people with a big heart, even though he didn’t have any possessions anymore.
For Steve, animals brought him comfort. Since 2001, he had been homeless, wandering the streets of California in the United States. Despite all the challenges he faced, he managed to protect himself and stay safe.
Steve chose to help other living beings who were in similar situations to him, except these beings were dogs. With whatever little money he had, he took care of stray dogs he encountered along his journey. He fed them, kept them warm, and often put their needs before his own.
Over time, 11 dogs became his companions, and they found solace in each other’s company.
In 2016, Steve made a decision to visit a friend in Indiana. It was a long journey of 3,000 kilometers, and he didn’t have a car. There was no way he could find transportation for such a long distance. So, he relied on his bicycle as his only means of transportation.
But Steve was not alone on this journey. He could never abandon his four-legged friends, the ones he had cared for all this time. That’s why he built a makeshift trailer using scraps to carry all of his beloved dogs. The journey became difficult for Steve as he pedaled tiredly, camping in a tent at night.
On his way, Steve had to travel along a local road, where he caught the attention of a woman named Alicia. At first, she just glanced at him from the side. But as she saw his exhausted state, she felt compelled to help him.
Alicia stopped and started talking to Steve. She quickly realized that he was a kind-hearted person, and she made the right decision to stop and offer assistance. Alicia contacted rescue organizations to share Steve’s story, and they were deeply moved by her dedication to helping animals.
Steve didn’t ask for anything for himself. All he wanted was for his dear friends, the dogs, to be well and continue living with him. This made a profound impact on Alicia because she saw someone who had nothing left but still gave everything for the people he loved.