This is the heartwarming moment a severely dehydrated dog was revived by a driver on the roadside in Costa Rica.
Gaia the dog was desperate for assistance - and collapsed on the ground as soon as she saw that help was on the way.
Tania Cappelluti was the Good Samaritan who provided Gaia with some much needed replenishment - and she has shared the brilliant story on social media.
Tania wrote: ‘'When I jumped out of the car to check on her she immediately fell on the ground and started crying.
‘She was covered in fleas and ticks and was extremely dehydrated. But the sweetest soul… We gave her water and a bit of food. She could hardly hold herself up.’
In a brilliant twist to the story, Tania happens to own an animal rescue shelter - and was able to arrange a happy-ever-after for Gaia.
She is now believed to be settled down with a French woman after Tania organised her adoption - and has even learn how to master a high five.
It’s all a far cry from the barren, hostile environments that Gaia is usually used to.