A mom rocking and comforting her baby is one of those scenes that warm the heart.
But a new video of a surgical assistant at a Baltimore, Maryland, animal shelter calming a young pup post surgery takes that “aww” moment to the next level.
The clip, posted on Facebook by BARCS Animal Shelter, shows Dennis Moses, holding and rocking Meesha, a 12-to-16-week-old puppy who had just been spayed.
Meesha is visibly — and audibly — upset in the video as the anesthesia begins to wear off.
“It’s scary… I know, I know,” the BARCS staffer is heard saying. “It’s just the drugs talking.”
Baby Meesha was coming off her anesthesia and was a little scared because her body felt so weird. BARCS Surgical Assistant Dennis Moses took her out into the quiet hallway to comfort her. One of our awesome volunteers just happened to be walking by to capture this sweet moment. Thank you to Dennis and all the staff who work long, tireless hours in the background of our shelter—saving lives and loving the animals. (Turn on the sound, it will melt your heart!)
Posted by BARCS Animal Shelter on Thursday, February 25, 2016
Moses continues to use comforting sounds and kisses to ease Meesha’s whimpering.
“If you’ve ever had surgery, you wake up, and you’re not sure where you’re at,” Moses told The Dodo. “It’s a scary thing even for dogs and cats, especially being in the shelter and being that young.”
The rescue pup reportedly was picked up and is now living with her forever family.