A story out of Italy is warming hearts this cold winter.
An Ikea store in Catania has opened up its doors to strays. No, not lost Christmas shoppers, stray dogs. With the colder weather the store as an open policy for the homeless canines to come in and warm up. The dogs are provided rugs to lie on and the staff have taken to grooming and feeding them.
The story gets even better since some of the dogs have found forever homes with the workers. A Facebook, showing the dogs has since gone viral. The captions reads:
"A good initiative to shelter the strays while it's raining outside. Do we want to applaud this Civilisation?"
IKEA has also partnered with 'Home for Hope' to help match homeless animals with families.
IKEA: Home for Hope youtu.be
And more folks posted photos on Instagram.
People are getting the warm fuzzies.
@dodo Makes me want to do all my shopping at IKEA!! Thank you!!🙏😭— OlivFaithDav511 (@OlivFaithDav511)1542273188.0
@dodo Thank you @Ikea - this action defines what humanity should be and too often isn't!— Cheryl (@Cheryl)1542272746.0
@dodo I would gladly shop at any business that does this.— Karen Smith (@Karen Smith)1542280745.0
@dodo If this is true @IKEA then you should be extremely proud— Kirsty (@Kirsty)1542273011.0
@dodo Gracias @Ikea de Italia, por pensar 😍 en ellos 🐶 https://t.co/mqgQfz6axa— Nunca me fui... # 32 (@Nunca me fui... # 32)1542279584.0
@dodo I already shop at @IKEAUSA a lot, but will shop there more and will encourage others to do the same because of this story.— TR (@TR)1542282279.0
@dodo IKEA is the BEST https://t.co/4s4nkTWVHq— Soulful (@Soulful)1542283875.0
@dodo ALL shops should do this. Well done, IKEA👏👏— Fiona Norris (@Fiona Norris)1542284655.0
@dodo https://t.co/Jn6YNfyCUA— just L (@just L)1542273247.0
@dodo so beautiful, my faith in humanity is restored. 🐶❤️😭— Aussiea (@Aussiea)1542275167.0
@dodo Thanku IKEA 💕If you can be this sympathetic then I can Definately work with those extra screws💕— Deidre Carmody (@Deidre Carmody)1542296762.0
@dodo I will go to IKEA, not for a bookcase, but to pet precious doggos— Ali Perez Ⓥ (@Ali Perez Ⓥ)1542290055.0
@dodo What a wonderful, kind, loving gesture. I hope more retailers follow suit.— ☘️ ChuckYou2 🌊 (@☘️ ChuckYou2 🌊)1542274850.0
@dodo @LibertyLover56 Online companies can't do things like this.. Thank you brick & mortar... Will consider shopping there now!— Dennis & Laura 🇺🇸🚔 (@Dennis & Laura 🇺🇸🚔)1542298771.0
Great job, Ikea!