Stray animals have a very rough life out on the streets as it’s a very cold and hungry existence for many – not to mention quite lonely.
Every day for a year, a dog waits outside a restaurant for a free meal. Patiently and full of hope, she would wait outside the glass door of Subway, a sandwich restaurant. A few minutes later, she would see a service crew approach her, wearing rubber gloves and bringing her some bacon and ham. The dog never missed a day for a year to visit the sandwich restaurant, earning her the name “Subway Sally.”
A week ago, TikTok user Kxnuko, who works at Sally’s favorite restaurant, posted a video of the dog’s sweet routine. In the first video he posted, he wrote the caption, “We always feed her.” while he prepares bacon and ham to be given to Sally, who was waiting at the restaurant entrance. On some other days, he also prepares cold turkey cuts for her.
The workers have dubbed the gentle and friendly stray, “Subway Sally,” and according to them, she has shown up every evening for the past year! And it is no wonder she keeps coming back – the mixed meat platter that the workers make up for her looks great!
Subway Sally’s life roaming the streets of Portales, New Mexico, does not come easy for her. Since Gio started working at the restaurant, he has witnessed Sally give birth to 4 puppies. “Multiple people have tried taking her, but she never wants to go,” Gio said in one of his videos. “I suspect she has a regular place to sleep and possibly care for her puppies.”
But even though Sally knows she’ll get a meal and fresh water at the sandwich shop, she has no qualms about trying out the other restaurants in the area. “If we’re too late to give her food, she’ll go across the street to Taco Bell,” Kxnuko says in his video.
The viral success led many people to ask about Sally. Some people pointed out that Sally seemed too well-groomed to be a stray.
In a follow-up video, Gio feeds Sally again and reaffirms that she is, in fact, a stray, she just looks nice because the “flower lady next door” likes to groom her.
“My coworkers and I are still going to feed her, don’t worry about that,” Gio said.