Actor in Street Performance is Pretending To Be Injured When Stray Dog Wanders Up to Comfort Him

Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players,” but now it seems, dogs are determined to get into that act as well—or at least that was the case for one homeless pooch in the Turkish city of Izmit.

When the canny hound made his unscripted entrance during an outdoor performance being given by a local theatrical troupe, he wasn’t looking for applause. It seems that Numan Ertuğrul Uzunsoy’s portrayal of an injured man was so realistic, the dog believed the actor was actually hurt and in need of comfort.

As Uzunsoy lay on the ground feigning a fall from a horse, the dog came up to him and gently began to nuzzle his face and neck. It took a few seconds for Uzunsoy to realize what was happening.

“I felt warmth on my face. First, I thought my costar was approaching me,” Uzunsoy told the Dodo. “I was very happy when I felt the dog’s kisses… I was very touched. He was like an angel who wanted to help me. It was a very emotional moment for me. I was not expecting it.”

While the audience and cast members were obviously amused by the ad-libbing pup and didn’t mind the interruption, after a few moments, the dog was led offstage. Uzunsoy resumed his character and the show went on.

The local stray did not wait around to take his curtain call. However, since the good samaritan shepherd is known to frequent the area where the performance took place, Uzunsoy hopes to be reunited with his unintentional costar in the near future.

Dog-loving Uzunsoy is so determined to find the sweet-natured pup, he plans to keep coming back until’s he’s found his heart- and scene-stealing four-legged friend. Once he does, Uzunsoy’s vowed to make sure this very good boy lands a starring role in a “furever” home of his own.