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Homeless Man, 2 Dogs Get Helping Hand to Survive Cold Nights - Eric Alvarez

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Theodore Collins may not have a house of his own, but for him, home is wherever he can find his loyal pit bulls Suzie and Buck.

Fox 17 first introduced you to the inseparable friends on Saturday, when they were planning to spend the night in a makeshift camp near Gallatin Pike in East Nashville.

Most homeless shelters won't let Buck and Suzie in, and Collins wasn't about to leave them alone...which is why they usually sleep in the camp. 

But on Monday with temperatures in the single digits, a neighbor let them stay in a shed behind the house. 

It's still cold.

"It got so cold last night, it froze to the floor, Collins said.

But together the three friends get by.

You get under six layers of blankets, Collins said.  Buck and Suzie and I, we all ball up together."

During Collins interview with Fox 17 on Monday, reporter Mikayla Lewis, who interviewed Collins on Saturday stopped by to bring him some food, but that wasn't all.

"A gentleman up in Clarksville saw the story about you and gave me $65 to give to you, Lewis told Collins.

Three acts of kindness:

A selfless neighbor who opened up his shed.

It's a blessing, Collins said.  If you saw that camp over there, [the shed] is beautiful.

A news reporter who brought Collins a hot meal.

A gift of $65 dollars from a Clarksville man that will help the three of them look forward to another day.

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