Winy Juan Antonio Enriquez, a compassionate shopkeeper from Nuevo León, Mexico, has built a dedicated customer base in his small store. However, one customer stands out as the most loyal and faithful of them all.
About a year ago, as Enriquez was preparing to close his shop for the day, he noticed a stray dog timidly standing at his door. With pleading eyes, the hungry canine looked up at Enriquez, who decided to offer him some food. Initially, the dog was wary and distrusting, but he devoured the meal and disappeared into the night.
In the days and weeks that followed, the famished stray dog began making random appearances at Enriquez’s shop. Each time, the compassionate shopkeeper warmly welcomed him with a meal, gradually earning the dog’s trust. Over time, Enriquez was able to touch and pet the dog, ultimately giving him the name Carlos.
Carlos’s visits to Enriquez’s store grew in frequency, becoming a daily occurrence. He faithfully arrives every morning when the store opens and returns at night as well. The cost of providing Carlos with food may be significant, but for Enriquez, witnessing the dog’s grateful reaction to his kindness makes it all worthwhile.
Although Enriquez remains uncertain about Carlos’s whereabouts and activities between his visits, he is content with his role in nourishing the dog and seeing his tail wag in appreciation. While he hopes to find Carlos a permanent home, Enriquez is more than willing to fulfill his needs in the meantime.
Enriquez recognizes that dogs like Carlos are often overlooked and neglected, but he firmly believes that displaying kindness towards them elicits profound gratitude.