Homeless Man Asked Foster Family To Adopt His Dog, Ends Up Getting A Huge Surprise Instead.

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Everyone struggles. There's no denying that. Unfortunately, a person's struggles can put them into a dire situation, such as being homeless. Keep reading to see how this homeless man was in such a desperate situation that he tried to find a foster home for his beloved dog, but what he received was an unbelievable surprise instead.

Robert adopted Meaty at the Sacramento Animal Shelter earlier this year and they instantly became best friends. Unfortunately, life threw Robert and his family some curve balls.

This is Robert and his precious furbaby, Meaty.

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Before they knew it, Robert and his family were being evicted and they were homeless. Most shelters don't allow dogs, so Robert ended up staying in his car with Meaty.

You see, when Robert adopted Meaty he had a home, a career, a family, and a master's degree.

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Robert asked them if there was any way they could help find a foster family for Meaty until he got back on his feet. The sad moment was captured on film and it was seen by the shelter's manager, Gina Knepp.

Eventually, the situation was too much on Robert, so he went back to the Sacramento Animal Shelter to ask if they could help.

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Not only did she pay for three nights at a dog-friendly hotel for the family, but she also made a plea for help for the family.

It broke her heart to hear Robert's story, so she decided to do something to help.

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Their story pulled on people's heartstrings. The video brought Robert the help that he and his family needed.

The video was shared and viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

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She heard Robert's heartbreaking story and offered to allow Robert, Meaty, and his family to stay in a home of hers that had been vacant for a long time. Everyone's donations provided them a few months of rent, utilities, groceries, and plenty of food for Meaty. Thanks to the people that helped, Meaty gets to stay with the humans he loves, and Robert and his family have some time to get back on their feet.

$5,000 was raised for their family, but one anonymous donor really pulled it all together.

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