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Stray Dog Rushes To Comfort Theater Actor Pretending To Be Hurt [Video]



  • A theatrical performance in a street in Turkey was interrupted when a stray dog suddenly rushed to the scene and joined the cast.
  • Actor Numan Ertuğrul Uzunsoy’s character “laid on the ground because he’d fallen off a horse” and pretended to be injured.
  • Seeing how Numan was in great pain, the stray dog rushed to him, comforted and kissed him.

During a recent theatrical performance in Turkey, the script called for actor Numan Ertuğrul Uzunsoy’s character to get hurt — but, of course, it was all pretending.

The adorable reaction of one furry audience member that day, however, was not.

“The character I played was injured and in great pain,” Numan told The Dodo. “He’d fallen off a horse, and was breathing hard.”

As Numan lay on the ground, his pretend suffering didn’t go unnoticed. From the wings, a concerned stray dog made his entrance — interrupting the play to offer the “injured” stranger comfort.

Uzunsoy didn’t see it coming.

“I felt warmth on my face. First, I thought my costar was approaching me,” Numan said. He was wrong.

Realizing the truth, Numan couldn’t help but break character. His face gave way to a smile.

Photo Credit: Izmit Belediyesi

“I was very happy when I felt the dog’s kisses,” Numan said. “I was very touched. He was like an angel who wanted to help me. It was a very emotional moment for me. I was not expecting it.”

No one seemed to mind that pause in the action. Rather, the reaction to the pup’s interruption was quite the opposite.

“My castmates loved the dog, and the audience was very happy,” Numan said. “Everyone cheered.”

Photo Credit: Izmit Belediyesi

A crew member eventually escorted the sweet dog offstage, where he remained awhile before strolling away. Numan, however, hopes their meeting that day is just the first of many acts to come.

He wants to reunite with the pup and help him find a home — returning the favor for the kindness he’d shown Numan.


“The next day I went to the same place, looking for him. People told me he usually hangs out there. I went again today,” Numan said. “I’ll look for him until I find him. I’ve always loved animals.”

Source: The Dodo