In the past, only a group of people or a human could win the most coveted Nobel Peace Prize award. But recently, a rescue dog and humanitarian named Foxtrot received the prize. However, the award was not solely to celebrate the heroism of the dog. Instead, it was bestowed to the organization that the dog belongs to – the World Food Programme (WFP).
WFP seeks to end hunger and starvation to humans and stray animals like dogs and cats. According to the award-giving body, the people behind WFP are honorable. But since it was Foxtrot, who became the organization’s face, they decided to bestow him the award.
While the award could boost the dog’s confidence to continue doing what he does best, Foxtrot likewise had a humble beginning. When he was still a puppy, Foxtrot got abandoned by his previous owners. The dog was originally from Bangladesh, and thankfully the volunteers of WFP held a beach cleanup where the dog was.
According to Gemma Snowdon, WFP’s communications officer, the dog appeared in front of them and started to follow the volunteers wherever they go. At that time, Gemma’s group thought that the pooch was not a stray and might have been separated from his mom.
At one point, the volunteers thought that Foxtrot was following them because he was angry. This is why the volunteers provided the dog with food to eat and water to drink. One volunteer noticed that the pup is thin.
This was the time that Gemma and the other volunteers decided to bring Foxtrot with them. Fast forward to today, Foxtrot is now living harmoniously with the volunteers. The dog became the organization’s face, and he also encourages people to support WFP’s undertakings. The group is thankful to the organizers for recognizing WFP through Foxtrot.
Credits to DW News.