Love. It is truly the most powerful force in this universe. It is something that transcends race, religion, and gender. It can even transcend species. Love is something that touches us all, and when it does, there is no limit to the lengths that we will go for those we love, as demonstrated by one dog owner.
Bryan Thompson was out in Dartmouth, Massachusetts enjoying a walk through Shubie Park when he noticed something different. There was a man pulling a wagon behind him, and in that wagon was a bundled up dog.
Intrigued, Thompson took a few pictures before approaching the man, curious to know the story behind the wagon. And the story he was told, turned out to be one fueled by pure love.
The dog owner informed Thompson that his dog had Canine ALS, which is degenerative myelopathy. This means that his dog has a progressively slow spinal cord disorder which leaves the afflicted canine paralyzed in the hind legs over time.
This dog owner’s dog had already become paralyzed, and since she could no longer walk, her owner took it upon himself to make sure she could still enjoy the outdoors. That is why he now takes his dog for a daily walk in a wagon, so she can still enjoy the fresh air of the park.
Naturally, Thompson was touched by the owner’s devotion to his dog, so he posted about it on his Facebook.
When Thompson praised the man for his actions, he took no credit, simply saying that his dog would’ve done the same for him.
It’s an expression of pure love between friends, and I think it’s safe to say we’re all reaching for the tissues right about now.