Ever rescued a dog? Well, you outta try it. Ever go to the local pound and cry your eyes out later that night thinking of those poor things in those little cages without any love?
Check out what this dude did: It is nothing short of AWESOME and kind and I love it..
Eugene Bostick, an 80-year-old retiree in Fort Worth, Texas, spends his days operating what just might be the coolest train in the world. His homemade dog train takes rescued strays out for fun rides around the neighborhood and in the surrounding woods.
Eugene and his brother Corky live on a dead-end street where many locals bring their unwanted dogs to leave them behind. Eugene began adopting them and taking them for rides with his tractor. “We started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live,” Eugene told Dodo.
“I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks. I thought, ‘Dang, that would do for a dog train.’ I’m a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under them and tied them together,” Eugene continued. “Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited.”
Twice a week, with the help of his 87-year-old brother, Walter “Corky” Bostick, Eugene Bostick cranks up his John Deere riding mower, uncovers the cars on the train and takes his nine pups on an hourlong ride.
“Oh, they just love it,” Corky Bostick said. “Every time he takes the covers off, they start jumping and barking, ready for the ride.”
The dogs seem to have a great time, barking and looking around as if they’re taking in the scenery.
Here’s the actual ride:
Crying yet? …. Liar.
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