Loyal to a fault, dogs go above and beyond to save their humans from even the hint of danger and sometimes we don't even realize what they've done for us until much later.
I've said this before and I'll say this a million times over: We do not—absolutely not—deserve dogs. The furry four-legged angels from heaven are pretty much the only thing good left in the world and despite all of mankind's shortcomings, they seem to love us with all they have. Sure, some of them are seasoned trouble-makers but to be very honest, their naughty streaks are just as endearing as everything else about their floofy existence. Loyal to a fault, dogs go above and beyond to save their humans from even the hint of danger and sometimes we don't even realize what they've done for us until much later.
Kimi the Golden Retriever is one such four-legged miracle worker who knowingly or unknowingly stopped her human from going to Wuhan mere days before the coronavirus outbreak. Wuhan, as you might know, is the epicenter of the deadly virus that has rapidly been spreading across the globe. According to CNN, as of Wednesday, 5,974 cases of the virus have been confirmed in mainland China, including 132 deaths. Moreover, over 80 cases of the virus have been reported outside mainland China, bringing the worldwide total to over 6,000.
The city of #Wuhan has turned into a ghost town.— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 28, 2020
The epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak is under lockdown with travel bans and people choosing to stay indoors. pic.twitter.com/8x6LBrRwlH
Kimi's dog mom had to cancel her plans of flying to Wuhan earlier this month when she came home to find that her naughty canine had ripped her passport to shreds. Sharing images of the destroyed passport on Facebook on January 13, the distressed dog mom wrote, I got back to the room and found this scene! While the pictures show Kimi sporting an unmistakable expression of guilt on her face for turning her human's passport into a snack, not long after she was named the goodest girl ever for the very same deed.
Do you guys remember the passport? Throwback, this kid is really protecting me. After my passport was torn apart, the virus began to go where I originally planned to go; I think about it now, and it's very touching; Fortunately, you blocked our trip. Let's have a safe reunion with family, Kimi's grateful dog mom wrote on Facebook.
Speaking to Bored Panda about the unexpected turn of events, Kimi's human said, "I was very angry when I saw my passport torn. And then I saw the news about the coronavirus spreading in Wuhan a few days later. I was thinking back to the day my passport was torn up." She added that thanks to Kimi and the canine's sudden appetite for passport, she was "safely reunited" with her family for the Chinese New Year as she managed to escape the outbreak of the virus.
"I hope people all over the world can survive this virus crisis. And we now have to wear masks and wash more and disinfect our hands when we go out," she added. While the coronavirus epidemic has left all nations on high alert, on Tuesday Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to do everything to tackle the "demon" epidemic. During a meeting with World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom in Beijing, Xi stated that the Chinese people "are engaging in a serious battle against the outbreak of the new coronavirus."
This is where Wuhan coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide https://t.co/QIMkzucLT9 pic.twitter.com/GAqzRm0dCg— CNN (@CNN) January 29, 2020
"People's lives and health are always the first priority for the Chinese government, and the prevention and control of the epidemic is the most important task at present, so I have been directing and deploying the works myself. I believe as long as we can strengthen our confidence, stand together, scientifically prevent and control the epidemic and adopt precise measures, we will definitely defeat this epidemic," he added.
The new coronavirus that was first discovered in China last month is showing early signs of spreading abroad, with people who never visited China falling ill in Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam https://t.co/yrPNYvyR6p— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) January 29, 2020