8 Dec 2021
The son of my former neighbour who lived one unit below us in our old block used to stop by our door to pat Shoya on his way home from school.
Now as a young working adult, after having finished his polytechnic studies, and served in the army, he recently adopted a dog from a local shelter.
He told me his nearly 8 year old adoptee reminded him of Shoya. They had met when he was volunteering. He wanted to give the shelter boy a taste of home like how Shoya found a home with me.
When he was still in primary school, this young man would ask me all sorts of questions about dog breed, ownership, licensing rules etc
Today is the 7th year of Shoya’s passing in 2014.
Recently I saw the young man gently guiding his handsome dog to step into the lift with him.
Looking back it humbles me to know that just by sitting quietly at the threshold to welcome a boy who passed by, Shoya was sowing the seed of a home for a future dog in need.