Speck did not have an easy past. However, he loves people and is often seen interacting with everyone.
There is something about animals that puts a smile on our faces and leaves us feeling warm and loved. During a tough time like this, the tales of animals can bring a lot of positivity to our lives. The story of Speck, a shelter dog is such a kind.
According to The Dodo, this shelter dog at the Bullock County Humane Society wants nothing but love. He is known to interact with people in the sweetest way and never misses out an opportunity to say "hi" to the ones visiting him.
“All he wants is people's love. He will reach his little hand out and he just wants you to touch him and hold his hand. And he’s so sad when you walk off to finish cleaning or whatever you have to do," Desiray Miracle-Wilder, the shelter’s director, according to The Dodo.
However, Speck was not always the same and his life was not easy. He lived on the streets bearing the scars of his painful days before reaching a shelter in Alabama. He waited around for a year and a half for somebody to adopt him. However, in spite of belonging to the streets and not being adopted, he remained a calm and happy dog.
“You could put anything else around him — another giant dog, a cat, but he is just so fixated on getting love from people that he doesn’t care about anything else. He just wants you to touch him. If you sit down, he’s laying on you, if you hold his hand, he’ll hold your hand, if you scratch his belly, he’ll roll over," Wilder said, according to The Dodo.
Though Wilder often saw how happy Speck was and his amusing hand-holding routine, the idea to shoot a video and post it on social media never struck her until recently.
She later posted it on Facebook and many became fans of the happy dog. After his clip went viral with 185K views, the shelter was contacted by Allie's Hope For Paws Dog Rescue. The rescue also managed to find a forever home for Speck.
“He will be running on a 26-acre farm with Mike, his family, and two fur brothers!” Wilder wrote on Facebook. “We are so excited. Not only did Speck get adopted due to this video of his cuteness but he also helped a few other fur babies get rescued and he got us some food donations! Update: 4/4/2020, Speck has been dog and cat tested and passed both. He is so focused on people love that ye doesn't care what other furry things are around him," she added.
The dog will soon be transported to his new home to join his new family. Meanwhile, Wilder noted that there were more animals just like Speck who are waiting to have a home forever.