Does anyone here read Alexander McCall Smith? He’s maybe my favorite person in the world. I save his books for rough times and they get me through. His books acknowledge there’s bad in the world but they always make me feel hopeful about humanity and grateful for the beautiful little things.

Today, I was reading the latest in his 44 Scotland Street series and he said the sweetest, truest thing I’ve ever heard about dogs:

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“If the world misunderstands us, as it sometimes does, or is indifferent to our sorrows, as it often is, then the loyalty of a dog may remind us that at least in one heart are we loved and admired without question and without thought of reward or advantage.”