A lonely stray dog roaming the streets on a snowy day in Turkey, was rescued by a stranger in the most heartwarming way.

A local was reviewing footage on a security camera when the film showed a mysterious man approach a stray dog, give him some food and – wait for it – give him the jacket he was wearing.

Here’s the footage; make sure you have some tissues at the ready:

The man has since been identified after the story went viral - his name is is Bülent Kalpakçıoğlu, a municipal worker in Giresun.

He told The Dodo:

If I did not give my jacket, it would have eaten at my conscience. While we are sitting warm at home, they are outside in the cold.

He has been awarded a special certificate by the mayor of Giresun:


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