In recent days, a string of images depicting a dog pursuing a group of soldiers on patrol, seemingly requesting to “join” them, has sparked widespread interest on social media platforms. The photos rapidly spread across various countries, including Korea, Japan, Thailand, and even Vietnam, captivating netizens. People are eager to uncover the story behind this heartwarming encounter.
In recent days, a sequence of photographs capturing a dog chasing after a group of soldiers on patrol, seemingly expressing a desire to “join” them, has ignited a sensation on social networking forums. The images swiftly went viral in numerous countries, including Korea, Japan, Thailand, and even Vietnam, arousing the curiosity of netizens who yearn to know the narrative behind this endearing incident.
According to the page Los Tiempos, these photos were indeed captured by photographer Luis Fernando Chumacero on the streets of Tupiza, Bolivia, during the quarantine period in response to the epidemic. Contrary to initial speculation, the fawn dog seen in the images is not a stray but a cherished pet residing in the barracks. Her name is Gorda. “Each regiment adopts dogs, and they live alongside the soldiers, sharing their meals and participating in training just like any other soldier,” explained Colonel Luis Pacheco, the Director of the Department Army Logistics IV.
When the Covid-19 outbreak occurred, and the soldiers began their patrols to combat the epidemic, Gorda instinctively ran after them. Witnessing her enthusiasm to join them, the soldiers in the vehicle decided to pick her up and bring her along. It was during this heartwarming moment that the photographer fortuitously captured the scene, forever preserving the bond between Gorda and her “brothers” in the army.
And the fawn dog is not wandering the streets but is a pet in the barracks, his name is Gorda. “Each regiment adopts dogs, they live and live with the soldiers, eat and train like a soldier. Gorda is the mascot of a division,” Colonel Luis Pachecho – Director of the Department Army logistics IV – said. When the Covid-19 epidemic broke out, seeing the soldiers patrolling against the epidemic, Gorda ran after him. Seeing his “brother” eager to follow, the soldiers in the car picked him up and went with him. The lovely moment accidentally caught the photographer’s lens.
As soon as Gorda got into the car, another gray dog also ran over and wanted to go with him. This is a dog named Multicam – also the mascot of another division.
The image of the two dogs has become a popular subject of photo manipulation across various forums. Netizens, regardless of whether they are aware of the true story behind it, unanimously agree on one thing: both dogs are incredibly adorable. Their presence has brought joy and uplifted spirits amidst the challenging and stressful times of the ongoing epidemic season.