Gravity. 

Everything was falling apart. She sat in the verandah, sobbing softly. She loathed her life. It seemed like she had no one. Everybody around her were utterly fake. 

Soft footsteps behind her. She still kept sobbing. He came and sat next to her in the hushed silence. His warm presence soothed her a little bit. Finally, she stopped sobbing and looked at him. There were no words. He gave her a reassuring look. That was all it took. For a moment there, the world belonged to her. She realized, not everyone was fake. She hugged him as he slowly brushed his paw against her, wagging his tail. 

He was her gravity, he held the broken pieces of her together. Dogs truly are a man’s best friend.