At the end of January, Dr. Andy Mathis opened the doors of Granite Hills Animal Care, his veterinary clinic, to a starving little pit bull named Graycie. Graycie's story—and the video of her—is so undeniably touching it could easily be used to test if a robot's emotional intelligence is programmed properly.
One could say that when she first arrived at the Elberton, Georgia veterinary clinic, Graycie wasn't doing so hot. As BuzzFeed reported, Graycie was anemic, emaciated, dehydrated, and suffering from vaginal prolapse (warning: not cute photo of vaginal prolapse, ahead).
(All remaining images and videos are purely cute/sad.)
Dr. Mathis set to work on healing Graycie.
Graycie's physical health greatly improved with the intercession of Dr. Mathis.
Graycie, however, was still having some emotional issues. To help soothe Graycie, Dr. Mathis decided to have his breakfast in Graycie's cage.
At first, Graycie's body shivered slightly with trepidation. Then her dejected look—which assumes that she, a neglected animal, is not worthy of a meal—transformed as Dr. Mathis feeds her from his hand. The kind human touch reassured Gracyie and she freely experienced the delight of a meal. Once she finished eating, Graycie no longer appeared terrified. She was able to lift her small, weakened head and open up her hurt soul to make eye contact with Dr. Mathis.
Isn't it touching?
As of now, Graycie isn't ready for adoption, though given the bevy of interested Facebook commenters, there will be a home for her when she's ready.