This is the heartwarming moment a caring couple got soaked to the skin when they took pity on a stranger’s dog that was left tied up in the rain.
The unknown man took off his jacket to shelter the shivering Alsatian as it was tied to a lamp post while its owner shopped in a Marks and Spencer.
The touching moment was captured on camera by local bingo worker Jon Sparkes who handed the couple two umbrellas to shelter themselves and the dog.
They stayed with the pet for 20 minutes until the female owner emerged from the store in Dover, Kent and collected it.
Onlookers said she appeared grateful and thanked the couple for looking after her dog.
Jon, an assistant manager, said: “The rain was coming down really hard but these two people saw the dog was tied up to the lamppost and basically gave it shelter.
“As you can see the dude has taken his top off to protect the dog – the dog was there before the rain came.
“They’ve selflessly protected the dog from rain and we’ve seen that and gave them umbrellas.
“They were really grateful and they waited there until the owner came back who was also very grateful to the couple.”
On their Facebook page, Dover Gala Bingo said: “These two kind hearted individuals are selflessly helping a stranger’s dog stay dry in the sudden downpour of torrential rain earlier today.
“It really is quite heart-warming to see acts of kindness like this.
“It made us want to help too. It’s nice to be nice – do something good today.”
The act of kindness came as Kent was hit by more than a month’s worth of rainfall in just 24 hours.
Ricky Cook, 28, also saw the Sunday morning soaking.
He said “We had no idea who they were, they just turned up and the guy had even taken his jacket off.
“Jon took them over some umbrellas to help them out.
“It wasn’t raining originally, but after the dog had been waiting around five or ten minutes, there was just this sudden downpour.
“The couple stayed with the dog about 15 to 20 minutes for the owner to return.
“It wasn’t like an animal cruelty thing, they were just being nice.
“It just started raining out of nowhere.”