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September 17, 2015

His Wife Left Him. This is what Happened Next.

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It was the day of Rafael Mantesso’s 30th birthday when his wife left him.

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She took all her belongings, moved out and he was alone in a silent all-white apartment.

 

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Fortunately though, Rafael was not left entirely alone.

 

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The one thing she didn’t take with her was Rafael’s dog, Jimmy.

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Jimmy, unaware of what had happened and thinking it was an empty new playroom ran around the apartment with excitement until he finally collapsed in an exhausted heap next to a plain white wall.

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With Jimmy asleep…
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…Rafael had a moment of inspiration and with a black marker drew on the walls and decided to snap some photographs to capture the moment.
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With no belongings as backdrop, Rafael wanted to fill the blank spaces and soon enough his dormant creativity sparked into action.

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With Jimmy as the star Rafael drew out a new world that he and his buddy could temporarily belong in

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Rafael found he not only had a new inspiration to create art—he also found with it a returning desire for life.

 

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Rafael says Jimmy loves to play and pose next to his art work, as the bull-terrier is just happy to be at the center of attention in his best friend’s imaginative adventures.

 

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One of the main reasons Rafael wanted to create the photo series was to show people exactly how adorable and fun-loving pups bull terriers really are.

 

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Relephant:

To Love Anyone, We Must First Love Everyone.

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Author: Alex Myles

Editor: Travis May

Photo: Jimmy the Bull (used with permission)

 

 

 

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