A pretty mangy-looking group.

I have some terrible news for people who hate things like dogs, human compassion and the basic concept of companionship. I'm afraid that one of Ecuador's many sweet and good-natured stray dogs has decided to befriend a Swedish racing team. And by "befriend," I mean start following around and refuse to go away no matter what.

"I had just opened a food pack when I saw a scruffy miserable dog in the corner of my eye," Mikael Lindnord explained to a Swedish news source. "I thought he was hungry and gave him a meatball. Then I thought no more of it."

Sources: redditor j0be | Gear Junkie | Team Peak Performance