All people have a dream at least once in their life that they want to pursue in life and the mission they feel they need to fulfill. However, having such a dream at the age of four and pursuing it later in your life is really rare.
Here we share the story of a compassionate boy who will warm your heart and soul.
At this young age, Roman McConn began saving animals thanks to the help of his mother, Jennifer. For his fourth birthday, he asked family and friends to donate to save animals in Texas instead of gifts.
His appeal for dog rescue is:
“Dogs don’t have to be in a shelter. They have to do something.”
Now, at the age of 7, this little hero has managed to save over 40 cats and 1300 abandoned dogs!
But Roman not only helps stray dogs, but he also tries to help the animals who need them the most, such as those reported by their owners for euthanasia in shelters.
Wanting all of these activities to be recorded, his mother makes a video every time he plays with a homeless dog or cat. She posts these videos on her Facebook page, inviting her followers to adopt them.
The shelter staff highlights some of Roman’s preferences for dealing with animals, calling him a whisper in real life because before he approaches them to play with them, he talks to the animals and thus reveals their personalities.
His great contributions were also noticed in his volunteering at Project Freedom Ride, founded by his mother. With this project, she wants to connect vulnerable dogs and cats in Texas and Georgia with families in the Pacific Northwest.
Once someone has shown interest in adopting animals, they can do a thorough screening and reference checks, and dogs can be adopted directly from Texas or using some of their partners.
His mother explains how they work. They are not rescued or a transport company. The Project Freedom Ride is exactly a “community,” which has grown very organically, by doing what they love. They believe that people recognize love, hard work, and compassion for that “group” and usually accept to be part of it.
Jennifer claims her son’s love for unwanted animals has warmed many hearts. Likewise, whenever he learns that one of these animals has found a permanent home, it “glows like a Christmas tree,” Jenifer points out.
The ASPCA named him Kid of the Year in 2018, honoring him for his compassion for vulnerable animals and his commitment, even though he is too young.
“I think it’s very important for the dogs I meet that I give them the best chance at finding the right home that they need.”
Recorded videos of the Roman’s playing with the shelter animals went viral, and he was invited to be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He received there $20,000, which he donated to the Project Freedom Ride.
Watch the video here:
The intention of Roman is even to host a global show, so he has partnered with The DoDo to help them make videos.
Roman, also told InsideEdition.com. that it is a good idea to stimulate a lot of other kids who are willing to do the things he’s doing.
Here you can find more information about the Project Freedom Ride