On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey — a Category 4 storm — made landfall in south Texas. While millions of people prepared for the hurricane by stocking up on food and water, it seems like animals took a cue from their owners and did the same.
On August 26, 2017, Tiele Dockens went outside her Sinton, Texas, home and snapped an unusual photo. She saw a dog walking down his street carrying a huge bag of kibble in his mouth — definitely not something you’d expect to see during a hurricane. “My thought when seeing Otis was, ‘What is that dog carrying?'” she told LittleThings. “When I figured out it was an entire bag of dog food he was carrying along the street, I thought, ‘Oh, how cute! He got himself some treats!'”
Luckily, Tiele was not evacuated, and she told LittleThings there was no flooding in her area.
Tiele uploaded the photo to her Facebook, where it has received over 29,000 shares and 12,000 reactions as of this writing!
Apparently, the dog’s name is Otis and he lives right down the street from Tiele. While some commenters thought the photo was sad, Otis has already become quite the celebrity.
With the aftermath of the hurricane and the damage it’s caused, many Texans are calling Otis a perfect symbol of the strength and tenacity of the state’s residents.