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Store Security Guard Goes Viral For Offering Umbrella To a Wet Dog Caught In The Rain

It's the little things that help to lift our spirits and set the most wonderful examples to us all.

Take Ethan Dearman, who works as a security guard at British supermarket "Morrisons", for example.

The big-hearted man took pity on a golden retriever who had been tied in a pole outside while his owner went shopping. As the rain came down, Ethan opened his big umbrella and offered the wet pooch some shelter. 

His selfless act was caught on camera and went viral, attracting more than 140,000 reactions from people praising the security guard for his kind actions.

Morrisons retweeted the picture on to their own social media and added: "It's going to be a wet week so we've issued nine thousand Morrisons umbrellas to keep our customers – and their dogs – dry. It's good to see that it is already happening in our Giffnock store."

The security guard replied: "I didn't think I'd go viral on twitter like this. I knew I was making people smile but this is something else entirely, lol." Many asked why the dog was tied up in the rain in the first place to which Ethan explained: "It wasn't raining when he was tied there and since I can't move another's dog I thought using an umbrella would be a good compromise."

We need more people like Ethan in our world.  


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UK Dogs Are Being Trained To Detect The Virus In Passengers Arriving At Airports

The Medical Detection Dogs is a British charity set up in 2008 to use dogs' sharp sense of smell to detect human diseases like cancers, Parkinson's disease, and other bacterial infections using samples taken from patients.

Last month, they started working on a new project in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University in northeast England - training dogs to sniff out samples of the virus, and indicate when they have found it to receive a treat. The approach is based on a belief that each disease triggers a distinct odor, which canines are uniquely well-placed to smell.

Story via: Sky News

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Funny Thread About Herd Of Goats Having a Midnight Feast In an Empty UK Pub During Lockdown

Manchester Evening News' @AndrewStuart saw a herd of goats overrunning the township of Llandudno in the north of Wales.  

He was worried that he had gotten the goats arrested after spotting them having a midnight feast from a pub window  

Little did Andrew know, that night was just the beginning for these wild goats. 


Herd Of Goats Were Having a Midnight Feast In an Empty UK Pub During Lockdown | tweet by Andrew Stuart @AndrewStuart They weren’t moving from their midnight feast. And they were probably going to run riot on the town, what with nobody being about due to the lockdown. I also wasn’t sure if they were keeping the required 2m apart.
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Tiniest Surgery Patient Ever, A Goldfish, Successfully Has Tumor Removed

A goldfish weighing just one gram, that goes by the name Molly, has become the UK's smallest surgery patient EVER. 

When Molly's owners noticed a massive lump on Molly's abdomen, they rush her to the Highcroft Vets, in Bristol, where it was discovered that Molly has a tumor and then the staff suggested surgery. 

The emergency surgery lasted about 40 minutes and they successfully removed the mass -- Molly woke up after the procedure and was taken home!

According to the staff at Highcroft Vets, Molly is officially their smallest patient to date! They normally operate on the likes of iguanas, snakes, and crocodiles.

Story via DailyMail

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20 Images Of The Most Beautiful Pigeon There Is, The Victoria Crowned Pigeon

When you think "pigeon", you don't necessarily think of a unique and beautiful bird. Pigeons are common and dirty, not even close to being labeled as "beautiful". However, the Victoria Crowned Pigeon is the beautiful love-child of a pigeon and a peacock. No, not really. Just really looks that way!

With bright blue feathers and a feathered crown on top of it's head, it's totally mesmerizing! Plus, these birds could become as large as a turkey! 

If we had to choose, we'd say the Victoria Crowned Pigeon is our favorite "pigeon".

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The Downing Street Cats Attracted The Attention of Waiting Media During Trump's Visit

Larry, the chief mouser to the cabinet office, and Palmerston, who holds the same post at the foreign office, were both spotted on Downing Street by media as they await President Trump's arrival.

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UK Zoo Is Taking Extra Care Of Their New Little Member: An Endangered Baby Civet

A female Owston's civet, which is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, was born on April 15 at the U.K. zoo, and head zookeeper, Dave Rich, has been personally caring for her ever since, according to the zoo's website.

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Pun-tastic Thread: Seagull in Front of a Traffic Camera Inspired Twitter

A traffic camera in the UK is popular with at least one visitor which brings out the puns out of the people on twitter.  


 

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There Is An Afternoon Tea For Dogs In London And We Have Already Booked Our Flight

Almost every Brit would agree that there is one thing missing from a good old fashioned afternoon tea sitting, and that thing is: dogs! Imagine if you could bring your best doggo along to sip on some tea...Well, Now you can! In this hotel in London...So, can someone lend us a puppy please?  

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UK Based Company Constructed a Giant Paper Dragon To Celebrate The Return Of Game Of Thrones

Viking is a UK company that always tries to get creative with their office décor. Their latest project to inspire staff was their biggest yet – the creation of a whopping 13-metre-long dragon made entirely of paper! The aim of the project was to celebrate the return of the final season of Game Of Thrones and do a little marketing in the process. The dragon, which was primarily built by artist Andy Singleton, took 110 hours of design, construction and installation and "involved the equivalent of 1,200 A4 pieces of paper to make, and its final dimensions were 12.95 meters (42.5-feet) long, 2.8 meters (9.2-feet) wide and a wingspan of 6 meters (19.7-feet)." According to the company's blog, the dragon himself think it's "Impressive, but I'm not sure how I'm supposed to ride that into battle without getting any paper cuts or accidentally setting my mount on fire trying to burninate enemies. "Carefully." Yeah….you see the problem is Carefully is not my middle name". Here are some photos and a video of the construction process. 

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A New Tinder App Unites Cows With Their Soulmates While Farmers Are Playing "Moo-Pid"

Mooove to the right. Mooooove to the left. A British startup has launched a Tinder-style app, called Tudder, to make it easier for farmers to find a mate… for their cattle. 

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Palmerston, The Diplocat Of The British Foreign Office, With Glamorous Tales From The Inside

Meet Palmerston, The Chief Mouser at the British foreign office. He is very proud of what he is doing and likes to share his daily life among world leaders and ambassadors. For more, check out his twitter page. 

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Meet Zippy The Zonkey, The Extremely Adorable Baby Of a Zebra And a Donkey

A farm in Britain created the second zonkey the world has ever seen. Everyone say welcome to Zippy the zonkey, a cross between a donkey and a zebra. We could definitely use some more zonkeys in our life.

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A New Retirement Home For Aging Sloths Allows Them To Take It Slow In Their Golden Years

Crawl, don't walk, to Folly Farm's new sloth retirement home.

If you think retirement homes are just for humans, think again. According to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the adventure park zoo in Wales, UK, opened this unique resting home in November 2018. 


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This Valentine's Day You Can Name a Cockroach After Your Ex

Valentine's Day can be an extremely tough holiday, especially if you've recently been dumped by a particularly horrid ex. Luckily, a zoo in the UK has come up with a way to spend V-Day that's so hilariously petty that you'll be telling everyone you know about it. Ready to get revenge on your not-so-significant other? Keep ready for all the delightfully disgusting details. This just might end up being your best Valentine's Day ever. 

Via: 22Words

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Pet Stores In The UK Are Now Banned From Selling Puppies And Kittens

Big news in the UK! They have officially banned pet stores from selling puppies and kittens. People who want a kitten or puppy must go to an animal shelter, rescue group or directly to a breeder, instead of going to a third-party commercial retailer. Remember to adopt, not shop! 

Via Huffington Post.

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