Mailman takes time every day to cuddle misunderstood dog, even if he has no mail to deliver


Michael Collins shares his life with a very big German Shepherd Dog in New Zealand. Every day, a special postal worker comes by on his bicycle to deliver mail and he always stops—even when he has no posts for Collins.

Unknown to the mailman, Collins has a hidden camera that captures his daily interaction with the beautiful dog. And that’s doubly appreciated because the dog is often misunderstood. According to his owner, people think that the dog is unapproachable, perhaps even dangerous. So when the postman takes the time to cuddle the giant dog, it’s twice welcomed.

New Zealand’s postal workers follow their routes on bicycle, which makes it easy for them to dismount when they deliver the mail. This one has more on his mind than mail, though.

Dogs are notorious for barking at mailmen and sometimes getting aggressive with them, too. Dog lovers have wondered why for as long as dogs and postmen have been on the same planet.

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