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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Dances with Dogs

WARNING, tear-jerker alert: Every once in a while, Youm7 hits on something heartwarming, profiling Abdel Rahman — a street child whose friendship with a pack of dogs has melted social media’s hearts. But that’s just the cute part of the story: Abdel Rahman’s backstory puts Slumdog Mn’aire to shame. Abandoned by his mother as an infant, Abdel Rahman and his brother were kicked out of the house by his father to appease his stepmother. Separated from his brother, and robbed by grownups, he has found solace tending to a pack of street dogs. Videos (runtime: 8:43) of him dancing with his furry friends (appropriately titled Dances with Dogs) were picked up by the Arab press and even melted the stone cold heart of the bureaucracy, prompting the government to take action.

Do not watch this before your meeting this morning, and hug your kids and pets extra hard tonight.

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