In Dunedin, New Zealand, the neighborly spirit is plainly alive and strong.
Just ask Sharq, the nice neighborhood horse.
Sharq snuck away from her owner’s house the other day to go for a walk around the neighborhood. Nobody knows what kind of experiences she had along the road, but we do know where she ended up.
Sharq ended her quest by walking into a stranger’s home and soon making herself at home.
What’s more astonishing, maybe, is how unfazed Sharq was by his arrival.
Here’s what the homeowner who found himself unexpectedly hosting a horse had to say on Facebook:
Despite taking a few liberties as an unwanted visitor, Sharq had met someone who would welcome her into his family if she needed it.
Sharq’s owner, Ben Telfer-Hynes, was alerted to what his horse had done thanks to that post. Surprisingly, it didn’t come as a complete surprise.
“She’s an inside horse,” Telfer-Hynes told The Dodo, “so it came as no surprise to me when I discovered her lurking inside this man’s home.” “I’m so delighted she was able to find such a nice spot to call home for a bit.”