A dog in Colorado has been helping its owner’s neighbour get through self-isolation by delivering food supplies to her home.
Renee Hellman has underlying respiratory issues and has been advised to quarantine herself completely due to the coronavirus outbreak, making her unable to go food shopping.
In a bid to support Ms Hellman, her neighbour of 10 years, Karen Evelth, enlisted the help of her golden retriever, Sunny, to ensure she has everything she needs.
“She got the list, she gave it to Sunny, Sunny brought it to me,” Ms Evelth told KKTV. “I went to the store, got her groceries, and he delivered them all to her.”
Ms Hellman has said the visits from Sunny have not only helped her immensely, not just from a practical perspective, but from a companionship one too given that she is home alone.
“It’s been fun,” she said. “It’s been a real treat.
“Little things like Sunny coming over to visit is nice and it makes you feel good. It’s a way of communicating.”
Sunny has also been collecting the post for Ms Evelth, who hopes her story will inspire similar acts of kindness.
“Anybody can do something small, that can be so helpful,” she said.