This supermarket security guard in Scotland seems to be no stranger to the Peanuts cartoon line, “Happiness is a warm puppy.”
Ethan Dearman, who patrols the parking lot of the Morrison’s grocery store in Giffnock, is being hailed as an ‘everyday hero’ after he was photographed holding an umbrella over a dog’s head in the rain.
Since the sweet moment was captured and posted to social media by 25-year-old Mel Gracie last week, it has racked up thousands of Twitter responses applauding Dearman for his kindness.
When Dearman was asked about the umbrella, he simply told Gracie: “You never know how dogs feels about the rain.”
This is apparently not the first time that Dearman has taken the time to show some love to his canine friends. After the photo was posted to social media, the dog’s owner came forward to identify the dog as Freddie and praised Dearman for his enduring kindness towards him and his family.
“Thanks to security man [Ethan Dearman] for putting the umbrella over Freddie when it started to rain!” tweeted Freddie’s owner David Cherry. “So kind! He’s always so nice to my brother Stuart, my dad, and our Freddie!”