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"Do Unto Others"

This photo has touched my heart, like no other photo I have taken before. I captured this candid shot of a homeless man and the love for his companion, "Dog". ...
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This photo has touched my heart, like no other photo I have taken before. I captured this candid shot of a homeless man and the love for his companion, "Dog". This is truly the Mark of the our times.

This was the coldest day in the winter, and the man gave his jacket to his beloved dog, and kept him covered while they rested. Both owner and Dog look at peace and almost as if praying or in sync with each other. I later, after snapping the shot, approached to speak with him. He never asked for a thing, he spoke about his beloved companion, how friendly he was, and how he loved girls. He spoke of only happy thoughts and that he was blessed. I dropped him a few dollars after our short conversation, and as I exited, I could not help but think how he gave me more, than I gave to him. I left with such a great gift. A gift of compassion, a gift of, (even in hard times) being grateful. He taught me that we have the ability to make our own happiness.

I think of him and his companion often.
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cmlppphotos PRO+
 
cmlppphotos June 13, 2015
Wow! You captured a perfect moment in time...both man and his dog companion have their eyes closed in respite...a powerful image. Well done!
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Cynthia_Lee_Photography June 19, 2015
Thank you so very much. This photo is near and dear to my heart. It has left an impression that I will never forget. He actualy did more for me, than I did for him. So hard to explain, but is a feeling that I will never forget.
animals
 
animals July 31, 2015
wow --what a wonderful story -and how his dog and him stick together through love -I hope they will always be safe and never go hungry:)
Cynthia_Lee_Photography PRO+
 
Cynthia_Lee_Photography September 10, 2015
Winter is coming up soon enough and I find myself thinking about these two. Praying they will be warm and full bellies.
DoodleFly
 
DoodleFly January 28, 2016
as you may remember, this image is what made me your biggest fan. This actually brought so much emotion, that I teared up. Still do when I look at it. You are an WONDERFUL Photographer, and now, Because of this image,An AMAZING Friend.
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Cynthia_Lee_Photography January 29, 2016
Yes, I remember!! I admire your work as well. I cherish that we have become friends and also all the help and incentive that you have provided me this past year. This image is now about a year or little over a year old and I think of this man and is dog often. I am going to gainesville this Saturday. Hoping to go down town to see if he is still around.
armonniemand
 
armonniemand May 11, 2016
Obviously God does not bless!! Great photo!!
Cynthia_Lee_Photography PRO+
Thank you. This is my favorite photo, and the one that has touched my heart. Yes, God Truly blesses.
kamilaangelika
 
kamilaangelika May 11, 2016
incredible
Cynthia_Lee_Photography PRO+
Thank you! This image is my favorite. It speaks a thousand words.
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh May 11, 2016
speechless (priceless)
Cynthia_Lee_Photography PRO+
Thank you! Priceless it is. After I took this picture, I ventured over to speak to the man. All he could do was talk about how wonder his dog was. He kept covering the dog with the coat. Amazing man and with speaking with him, he was truly happy, even living with barely anything. I left feeling as if I gained more than he did from our conversation. I felt blessed.
beginner
 
beginner May 25, 2016
Sitting in my car and this comes up, I read the story and was so blown away by the man and his best friend. Amazing photo!!!!!
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Cynthia_Lee_Photography June 05, 2016
Thank you very much. It pleases me to see that this image can effect and touch others, just as it has touched my life. I was blessed that day, for I learned so much in kindness just from one man and his dog.
traceymcdonald
 
traceymcdonald January 01, 2017
Beautiful!
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Cynthia_Lee_Photography January 01, 2017
Thank you, One of my favorite captures.
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adavies June 02, 2017
Fantastic! Very compelling and so, so touching! Beautifully captured! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Random Acts challenge:)
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Cynthia_Lee_Photography June 04, 2017
Thank you. I will join your random acts challenge. thank you for letting me know about it.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank November 07, 2017
A brilliantly captured image, my compliments for it and for your story. If I may...."Virtual reality is the ultimate empathy machine. These experiences are more than documentaries. They are opportunities to walk a mile in someone else's shoes." Chris Milk
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jacksonkismet November 08, 2017
Wow! Your story of being and feeling enlighten by this man and his companion warms my heart.
sarahrobinson_7322
 
sarahrobinson_7322 November 10, 2017
This picture speaks to me not in word but emotion! dogs are a wonderful companion and even tho that this man as nothing hes still smiling because he has hes dog. what this man does for his dog by simply giving him he's blanket is outstanding! beautiful capture!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake March 09, 2018
Very poignant image and story. Made me cry. Kudos for capturing the spirit of this man and his special friend.
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MERCEDESS May 14, 2018
What a hearttouching story.... Great shot btw:-)