Sometimes, one small act of kindness can go a long way – and go viral! When Kuno the service dog and his owner were facing an accessibility obstacle (and an ice cream emergency), one kind stranger helped turn their day around.
This was all shared on the @servicerotties TikTok page, which follows Kuno and his owner/trainer as they navigate the world together. On this particular day, they made a trip to get ice cream just to find that the building wasn't wheelchair accessible. Luckily, a kind passerby not only offered to get their ice cream for them but to pay for it as well. If that's not enough to make you smile, just wait until you see Kuno's happy face as he licks his ice cream treat!
If it were up to us, every person and dog would be spoiled like that! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, kind stranger, for making this happen. Not only have you shown how easy it is to support a fellow human, but you’ve caused so many smiles in the process.
Commenter @mia_and_nicky made an excellent point–that the kind passerby likely felt great, too! “What a nice stranger 🥰 but I’m pretty sure Kuno made him smile too!” she said. “❤️ Pure cuteness!!”
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As sweet as the video is, it also shines a light on the importance of accessibility in public places. Many viewers expressed sympathy and frustration for this duo's plight. "What a nice treat for both of you." said @tymora54. "Sorry the shop isn’t accessible to you and hope they will fix that."
The TikTok’s creator was quick to reply, saying, “Unfortunately, it’s an older building and I think all the shops rent space. Property owners don’t like spending on accessible renovations.” Though changes to the building may not be happening, other helpers–like this kind stranger and Kuno the service dog–can still make life more accessible for wheelchair users.
As if Kuno isn’t a fantastic boy already, he’s also helping to fight breed stigmas by acting like the intelligent, helpful friend a Rottweiler can be. “😭 service Rottie, I’m cryingggg” commented @mooniemushi, and honestly, we’d be lying if we didn’t say the same. We love you, Kuno!