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Unleashing Love: A Journey of Compassion and Community

Unleashing Love: A Journey of Compassion and Community
Photo Courtesy: Joshua Saadi, President

Introduction: A Pawsitive Beginning in Central Park

In a bustling metropolis like New York City, amidst the concrete jungle of skyscrapers and busy streets, a story of love unfolds in the heart of Central Park. Ten years ago, a journey began with a gray miniature bulldog named Polo, forever altering the lives of countless individuals and communities.

As Polo, adorned in his trademark pink suit, pranced into Central Park, little did he know that fate awaited him. It was on that crisp day that the power of love would reveal itself in the most unexpected of ways. During one of his daily strolls, Polo encountered a group of breast cancer survivors, when he seized the divine opportunity to uplift their spirits with his unwavering love and companionship. Just a wag of his tail and loving licks opened up hearts that were burdened with the weight of a cancer diagnosis. It was then that Josh and Polo embarked upon their new adventure to touch lives and turn the narrative from hate and despair to one of love and human kindness.

Polo’s Path: Spreading Love and Hope

Unleashing Love: A Journey of Compassion and Community
Photo Courtesy: Joshua Saadi, President

In 2014, Polo embarked on a new chapter in his path forward by becoming a registered therapy dog, solidifying his role as a source of comfort and joy for those in need. Today, he delights in sharing snapshots of his adventures on Instagram, where his captivating presence has garnered a devoted following of over 30k followers. Through his social media platform, Polo amplifies his message of love, extending his reach to inspire and uplift an even larger audience.

A Beacon of Hope: Polo’s Impact During Hurricane Maria

Originally hailing from Texas where they do everything BIG, this dynamic duo decided to bring their message of love beyond the borders. Amidst the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico as a formidable Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds reaching 155 mph, Polo emerged as a beacon of hope. Maria, the first Category 4 hurricane to directly impact Puerto Rico in 85 years, left nearly the entire population of the island—over 3 million citizens—without electricity. Yet, amidst the darkness, Polo arrived to bring a little sunshine.

Fashioning Change: Polo and Joshua’s Urbanwear

For Polo and his human companion, Joshua Saadi, this revelation marked the beginning of a profound path in life—one fueled by a deep-seated desire to spread love and kindness to all. Today, Josh and Polo continue to get the message of love out through their urbanwear. Their designs are cutting-edge, with patterns giving off a vintage vibe on mineral wash material. From buttery-soft sweatshirt hoodies to everyday tees and minimalist dad caps, every item is thoughtfully crafted. What’s more, a portion of proceeds goes to help the community in need. Every hat and hoodie is blazing a trail of hope and funding a movement of love.

Unleashing Love: A Journey of Compassion and Community
Photo Courtesy: Joshua Saadi, President

Continuing the Journey: Spreading Love Paw by Paw

Driven by their unswerving dedication and the support of their followers, Polo and Joshua embarked on a tireless quest to make a difference. Since 2013, Polo has volunteered thousands of hours at hospitals and nursing homes, bringing comfort and joy to patients and residents alike.

“At the heart of our movement is our goal to unite the good-hearted people of the world and create one common mission, to spread love,” says Joshua Saadi, emphasizing the central ethos of their journey.

Together, with the support of their community, Polo and Joshua continue to spread love and kindness, one paw at a time. Follow their heartwarming escapades on their social media channels:

Instagram: @PoloSpreadsLove

TikTok: @PoloSpreadsLove

Facebook: @PoloSpreadsLove

Conclusion: Unleashing the Power of Love

Theirs is a quest fueled by a shared commitment to making the world a better place—a journey guided by the transformative power of love.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, let us take inspiration from Polo and Joshua’s remarkable work in the community. Let us remember that love knows no bounds—that it has the power to heal, to uplift, and to unite us all. In a world often plagued by division and strife, may we strive to embody the spirit of love and compassion in all that we do.

For in the end, it is love that truly defines us—it is love that binds us together as one human family, sharing in the joys and sorrows of life’s experiences. And through acts of kindness, both big and small, may we continue to unleash the boundless power of love for the betterment of mankind and our global community.


Published By: Aize Perez

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