If there was any good thing that came out with the coronavirus pandemic, it was the heroism that people showed across the globe. However, it was not only humans who revealed their heroic side. Dogs, who are already amazing as they are, are also getting in on the action.
Nugget is an adorable dog from Victoria, Australia. He lives with his mom, Sarah Jayne, and his six-year-old human sister, Ava. Last year, Ava was hospitalized due to influenza. That affected her kidneys, which is why she still sees specialists.
With the ongoing pandemic, Ava has to be extra careful and safely self-isolate with her family. This made Ava miss her friends. Thankfully, Nugget came to the rescue. He decided to help Ava and her neighboring friends keep in touch by delivering their handwritten letters.
According to Sarah, it all started when, one day, Nugget came home with a note stuck in his collar. The letter was from Ava’s ten-year-old best friend named Sianne. In the letter, Sianne said that they could send messages through Nugget because dogs don’t carry viruses. She also asked Ava to reply so she would know that her friend is still alive.
At the end of the letter, Sianne tried to put Ava’s mind at ease, which melted Sarah’s heart. Ava was thrilled to receive her friend’s note. Since then, the little girls have been exchanging letters and have even incorporated homeschooling into it. They give each other tasks, like writing poems or drawing pictures.
Unfortunately, although Nugget is so heroic, he is still a dog who is not as reliable as a real postman. This made the girls feel a bit impatient, so Sarah decided to set up a letterbox instead. Still, Nugget spends a lot of time wandering around the 30-acre land that they live in and visiting their neighbors. He may sometimes fail in delivering mail, but he always brings smiles to them whenever he drops by.
Credit: Sarah Jayne