Alicia was driving along the Arkansas highway on her way back home when she passed an elderly man on his bike.
As Alicia got closer, she noticed he was carrying a group of disheveled stray dogs in the makeshift trailer behind him. The man was having a hard time pedaling.
Alicia kept on driving by, but there was something about the sight of the man, struggling with all those dogs in the heat, that stuck in her mind. She told herself that if she ever saw the man again, she would stop and help.
“God must have put this man on that road at that time for a reason, because as I was returning to town I saw him,” she recounted on Facebook.
Feeling fate was working its magic, Alicia pulled over alongside the man and struck up a conversation.
She learned the man, Steve, had been homeless since 2001. When asked about the 10 dogs in his trailer, Steve’s story touched Alicia so much that it set off a chain of kindness that left everyone dumbfounded.