One heroic dog won the hearts of people online after escorting a group of kindergarten children across a busy street. Now, the dog has been given a stylish new home for his bravery and a “people’s choice” award.
The pup has been called Kupata, which means “Sausage” in English because of his love for free snacks at the local butcher.
The stray pooch has become an internet sensation after he was filmed running to the rescue of the kids at a busy crosswalk in Batumi, Georgia. When he was done scolding the nearby cars, the children were able to cross the street safely.
The video of him escorting and guiding the kids to cross the street now has over one million views. It has also caught the attention of international media.
According to Nona Zakareishvili, a local woman who has been feeding the pooch for the last few years, Kupata loves kids so much. He would immediately go to their aid if he sees them wanting to cross the street. He would even wait for them in the park to make sure they are safe.
The Adjara Tourism Department heard about Kupata’s act of heroism, so they honored the pup by giving him his own stylish doghouse. The house is adorned with a “People’s Choice” star with Kupata’s name on it.
Photos of him being presented with the gift by the employees of the Department are posted online, and people are saying that he certainly deserves the recognition for a job well done. Some of the comments are:
“Lovely! This young guy really deserves to respect him and support him.”
“We need to build a monument!”
We totally agree! Just like the famous monument of Hachiko in Japan, maybe someday Kupata will have his own to appreciate his care and love for children.
Source: Photos from the Department of Tourism and Resorts of Adjara via Facebook