It sure was a bizarre sight, captured in the suburban streets of Chicago by the local social media user and posted online. The subject of the Chicago man’s picture was a young boy that he had never even met. Photographed with the child was a wild animal. The man was taken aback when his social media post went super viral. There was something wrong with the animal, but it was the bond between boy and beast that the online community couldn’t get enough of.
The boy pictured in the post turned out to be a ten-year-old from the residential suburbs of Chicago. One day in 2015, the boy was doing something so kindhearted for his companion that someone watching on couldn’t help but record it for posterity. The neighborhood man photographed the boy and his four-legged friend. He then uploaded the picture to the social media site Reddit, and the rest is history.
It all started when Reddit user “bluecollarclassicist” was strolling through his local area with his wife early one morning. Having spotted some unusual behavior for a few days in a row, the couple were hoping to come across it again. They were not to be disappointed. He soon spotted the curious routine and felt straight away that he had to let the wider world about it.