In the ceaseless clash among boomers and zoomers, we can regularly overlook inspiring examples of good deeds that occur far and wide and challenge the generalizations of generations.
17-year-old Eduardo Caioado from Anápolis, Brazil has consistently been energetic about helping animals out of luck. He has been safeguarding abandoned animals around his city since he was 9, and about a month back, with the help of his family, this young activist made his dream reality and opened his own shelter called EduPaçoca Institute.
“I try to make this world a better place. And I know that the miracle that people ask of God is in the action that is done on a daily basis, whether it is feeding a stray dog or helping an elderly person by writing some letters. This year, I implemented a great dream of building my institute.
I rented a house and have sponsors who help with expenses. I go there every day. Sometimes I hitchhike, sometimes I ride a bike for 30 km, but I never complain because it was always what I dreamed of. I don’t want a dog depot, but a home. I want them to know that even if they are not adopted, they will be with me until they grow old and die,” Eduardo revealed to Bored Panda.
Eduardo said that opening an animal shelter started last March.
“I want to make the Institute become something much more than a dog depot. In the recreational daycare format, I want to make them happy and healthy so that they can be adopted later,” said Eduardo.
“In those years of feeding animals on the streets, I realized that they have feelings very similar to ours. There is a dog named Baiano who always brings gifts for me: a bottle, a bowl, or a leaf. I had the idea of creating a different place. A nursery with colors, toys, recreation, activities, music, dancing, theme parties, and birthdays.”
“The biggest challenge is having to choose whom to take and who stays on the streets. The space is still small and I can’t take them all,” says Eduardo. But the joy, trust, and gratitude in the eyes of those he can save couldn’t be more rewarding.
“The plans for the future of the Institute are to expand, rescue more elderly and rejected dogs. The ultimate goal is to find them families, but until then, make them feel as if they already have a home. I don’t only want to treat the physical wounds of the animal, but their wounded souls.”
The assets will take care of a couple of months’ expenses of food, cleaning items, veterinary assistance, and space rental, in addition to the extension and remodeling of the site.
At 15 years old, he was chosen one of the 50 Young Inspirers of the UN (United Nations) for a solution intended to reuse water for an ecovillage.
He was attempting to discover homes for lost cats even when he was sick out and hospitalized at 15 years old. Last Christmas, Edu got presents for 52 elderly individuals in a nursing home. Indeed, even the littlest deeds, for example, the time he set up a charming pajama party for his 88-year-old incredible granddad, show his empathy and assurance to help other people.