The world as we know it is staring blatantly into the worst refugee crisis since World War II. A staggering four million have been displaced from their homes in Syria alone. Where the word of prophets and politicians have fallen on deaf ears, an 8-year-old refugee boy Hüseyin el-Hasan from war-torn Syria is rippling peace waves.
Hüseyin spotted a stray dog hit by a car near his new home in Kilis, Turkey. He not only rushed to help but also brought a blanket from his home – even when his own house was experiencing some heating problems. The boy alerted the adults to call for help. While waiting for the rescuers to arrive, Hüseyin lovingly stayed by the dog’s side…
Hope in humanity often rekindles with small acts; acts which are anything but small.
Unfortunately the little boy was in for a heartbreak as the poor dog succumbed to his internal injuries. However the city of Kilis was moved by this little lad’s act of kindness. The city’s deputy mayor visited Hüseyin at home to honor the boy and his family.
Reminds this dog of a placard he saw in Rome, a teenager hoisting Warsan Shire’s immaculate verses… You have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.
In the age of startups, the traditional idea of a work place is in for a continuous spin. Perks like paternity leaves, work from home and BYOD(Bring your own device / dog) are getting more mainstream with every new company being registered and we dogs aren’t complaining.
But what if we were to tell you of a company that has taken employee benefits to another level altogether. Meet Brewdog, a brewery company that allows you to spend an entire week playing with a puppy and getting paid for it.
Puppy Parental Leave will support dogs and their humans alike in those all-important first few days of the greatest relationship a person can have.
Adopting a puppy is akin to welcoming a new born kid home. It was just time that a company realized that. With Puppy Paternity Leave – ‘BrewDog’ has paved the way for others to follow.
“It’s not easy trying to juggle work and settle a new dog into your life, and many members of our crew have four-legged friends at home so we wanted to take the stress out of the situation and let our teams take the time they need to welcome their new puppy or dog into their family. So we are becoming the first in our industry to give our staff a working week’s leave on us to help settle a new furry family member into their home.
We always want to raise the bar when it comes to offering our staff the best possible benefits… We also just really, really like dogs.”