Watch: Heartwarming video of blind dog in Egypt recognizing shelter worker goes viral

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A heartwarming video showing a blind dog in Egypt recognizing the voice and scent of a rescue shelter worker’s voice has gone viral on social media.

The video was first shared by a man named “Ahmed” on Facebook sometime on Tuesday. A day later, the video was then shared by others on Twitter, which then went viral.

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The man in the video can be heard calling out the name “Arafat” several times at a rescue shelter for animals before a blind dog, which appears to be of a Whippet breed commonly found in Egypt, runs up to him and plays with him.

“Blind and he has never seen me and do not know how I look, but he can feel,” Ahmed said in a Facebook post.

The exact location of the animal rescue farm could not be determined.

Stray dogs roam in almost every Cairo neighborhood — lurking in construction sites, scavenging through trash, and howling nightly atop parked cars. The government says there are around 15 million of them. They bite some 200,000 people a year, according to the World Health Organization, and spread rabies, one of the world’s most lethal diseases.

(With the Associated Press)

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