A guy traveling from Arkansas to Missouri stopped at a rest stop to get rid of some trash and use the bathroom. Upon returning to his car the man found a stray dog lying inside on the front seat. Arkansas man, named Bill, realized the poor thing was looking for some help and didn’t turn his back on the dog. The dog was totally skin and bones, sad, hungry, and extremely exhausted. Bill decided to let the dog stay and shared some cookies — the only food he had with him. It seems his new travel buddy knew exactly who to choose — Bill already had 3 other stray dogs at home that he had adopted. On the way home, Bill sent a picture of their new family member to his wife. She liked the surprise, instantly agreed to keep the dog, and decided to name her River. Once home River was fed, bathed, and checked out by a vet, who said she had some neck and face wounds that were probably there due to a fight, as well as tapeworm and heartworm. Luckily she completely healed.