This is the coolest guy he rescues stray dogs and every morning he takes them for a train ride by our building, i finally got the courage up to ask if I could take his pic! Love this and had to share!

Posted by Tiffany Johnson on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Wednesday! How about the most adorable story in the history of the Internet to get you over the hump? 

Meet Eugene Bostick, a retired man from Fort Worth, Texas who not only dedicates his golden years to helping abandoned dogs, but he built the most amazing mode of transportation to take his furry family around town.

His rescue operation started as an accident, according to his interview with The Dodo.

"We live down on a dead-end street, where me and my brother have a horse barn," Bostick said. "People sometimes come by and dump dogs out here, leaving them to starve. So, we started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live."

The pups have plenty of room to run and play on Eugene's farm, but he wanted a way to take them out around town for little adventures. Walking all those dogs would be taxing for anyone, let alone an 80-year-old retiree. A solution presented itself to him randomly one day, and the idea for the cutest thing on the planet was born.

"One day I was out and I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks. I thought, 'Dang, that would do for a dog train,'" he said. "I'm a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under them and tied them together."

Now once or twice a week, Eugene will take the nine dogs he's currently caring for on trips around town. It's a "walk" the dogs now look forward to every single time they see him bust out the dog train.

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"Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited. They all come running and jump in on their own. They're ready to go," Eugene said.

He's a legend around town, and folks often stop to take photos of the dog train. But Eugene isn't doing this to go viral; he just wanted to make his rescue pups happy.

"I'm getting up in age. I'm 80 now, so I suppose it can't last too much longer, but I'll keep it going as long as I can," said Bostick. "The dogs have a great time. They just really enjoy it."

So if you're having a bad day, week or year, we implore you to just look at this GIF of the dog train over and over and over again:

Dog Train GIF


Eugene, you are our hero!

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