A stray dog who kept chasing after a bus won herself happy ending after the bus driver ended up stopping and adopted the determined dog.
According to passengers riding the jeepney in Quezon City, Philippines, the young dog took an interest in the bus and started following the vehicle.
When the bus pulled away, the dog kept up with it – attempting to leap aboard. At one point the female dog had her paws on the steps and tried to leap in but fell back onto the road.
The bus driver was reluctant because he was afraid the dog might bite a passenger. Many stray dogs in the Philippines are feral and numerous street dogs carry rabies, posing a serious health risk to humans.
But eventually the driver pulled over and scooped up the stray, after realizing the dog was very friendly. So friendly, that passengers say the driver has adopted the dog.
Passenger Jaypee Barcelinia told NewsFlare “The dog really wanted to join us. She tried six times to get inside the jeepney. The driver kept going. He didn’t want to let her in because he thought she might bite the passengers.”
“Even after the journey finished the dog didn’t want to leave. The driver is now keeping her and taking care of her.”
Here’s a clip of the dog chasing after the bus. Keep an eye out for the last shot, which shows the dog was successful on her mission!