Kids are the true hope of a country. Somehow, it’s just incredible how they come up with brilliant approaches to some of the most common problems in the world. This is another tale to show that the youngest of us is able to change the world for the better and rebuilding the trust of younger generations. Kids come up with the most imaginative ways to solve issues that adults sometimes struggle to do. How to combine the passion for art and help for stray animals?

Pavel Abramov, a kind-hearted 9-year-old Russian kid, has the best answer to this question. The young artist from a tiny town of Arzamas in Nizhny Novgorod created lovely pet portraits and did not make cash for his toys or a new phone, as you would imagine. The young artist from a tiny town of Arzamas in Nizhny Novgorod created lovely pet portraits and did not make cash for his toys or a new phone, as you would expect. He traded his beautiful photos for dog food and supplies and contributed them to the local shelter. We can all support in own way. Pavel and his mother Ekaterina Bolshakova started a project about a year ago named “Kind paintbrush”. The idea originated in Pavel’s brilliant mind when the death of a four-legged companion struck the family and he could no longer ignore stray animals roaming through the city’s streets. He had to take part in making a difference in the name of his beloved Barsik, so he certainly did it; in the most imaginative and compassionate way.

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This bold public project has already extended beyond the town of Arzamas. Animal lovers from all over Russia and even abroad want to make photographs of their animals while engaging in a charitable project. Pavel’s generous paintbrush artwork has traveled to France, Austria, and more to follow.

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“Our family is proud of his wonderful project. His days are scheduled to minutes, he wants to do absolutely everything, there is just not enough time,” The mother of the child, Ekaterina, told Bored Panda. Pavel hopes of becoming an architect and building a large shelter in the future, and for now – through his art and social efforts, he will help as much as he can.

Image credits: Что может маленький волонтёр?
Image credits: Что может маленький волонтёр?
Image credits: Что может маленький волонтёр?
Image credits: Что может маленький волонтёр?
Image credits: Что может маленький волонтёр?
Image credits: Что может маленький волонтёр?
Image credits: Что может маленький волонтёр?

Pavel is the youngest volunteer of the only animal shelter in Arzamas that currently houses over 100 dogs. In exchange for his paintings, he asks for food, household supplies, accessories, depending on what the shelter needs at that particular moment.

Chuck’s portrait went to the customer in exchange for 5 kg of buckwheat, 10 cans of canned dog food, and skin medicine.

Charming Ksyusha’s portrait was exchanged for 6 kg of buckwheat, canned dog food, bandages and medicine.

Timofey’s portrait has been exchanged for a set of medicines and dog collars.

Jesse’s portrait was exchanged for 7 kg of offal and 3 kg of buckwheat.

Cheerful hamsters were presented to an owner in exchange for 4 kg of canned dog food, 2.5 kg of dry food, a leash, and a toy.

Portrait of cute Onyx for 3 kg of canned dog food, 2.5 kg of oatmeal, 4 kg of pearl barley, treats for dogs and household supplies.

A portrait of these three girls in exchange for 15 kg of beef trimmings.

Exchanged for 15 kg of selected beef delicacies for the shelter.

The portrait of Rex, Tuzik, Keks, and Lusya exchanged for 5 cans of canned beef, 1 liter of milk, 3 kg of cereal, a pack of dry food, and 5 kg of trimmings.

The portrait of handsome Basi went to Natalia in exchange for 10 kg of buckwheat and 10 kg of pearl barley.

10 kg beef bones for this portrait of lovely Sonya.

This portrait of Mr. Puzan was exchanged for 15 kg of beef bones and trimmings.

“Our family is proud of his wonderful project. His days are scheduled to minutes, he wants to do absolutely everything, there is just not enough time,” the boy’s mother Ekaterina told Bored Panda. Pavel dreams of becoming an architect and building a big shelter in the future, and for now – he will contribute as much as he can with his art and humane initiatives.

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