No, that’s not a bag of trash. You’ll be moved to tears when you discover what this dog is carrying.

Lilica the dog lived in a junkyard in Brazil. The woman who adopted her, the owner of the junkyard, always wondered where Lilica went every evening.

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Eventually she found out. Every evening, Lilica walked over a mile along the highway.

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She had an appointment with Professor Lucia Helena de Souza.

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The two met every night at 9 o’clock for years.

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The professor became very fond of Lilica and began to give her food. The dog never ate everything by herself, but rather always took something back to the junkyard.

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The professor began to cook more for the sweet dog, so that she had more to take with her.

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Lilica seemed to have adopted several animals around the junkyard, as if they were part of her family.

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She didn’t just bring food to puppies. Her pack included all kinds of animals:

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In addition to two dogs…

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Lilica took care of a cat…

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and even a family of chickens!

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Every day, the animals knew that that they would not go to sleep hungry. This was all thanks to Lilica.

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What a kind-hearted dog!

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Even though she herself didn’t have much, she went out of her way to provide for others. This is certainly a lesson for us all!