The world isn’t always a pretty place, but sometimes it can be beautiful. If you’re feeling down or just need to smile, check out 5 stories that will remind you how wonderful people in the world can really be.
1. Unconditional Bond
When Craig Mosher discovered his dog Loois had an extra vertebrae, he opted for surgery. Unfortunately, an accident occurred during the procedure making Loois a paraplegic. Mosher says, “He can’t walk but I love him just the same, I wouldn’t trade him for anything.” Watch and be amazed by this amazing bond.
Video posted by Keri Vickery.
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2. All dogs go to heaven
It’s devastating to lose your best friend, and this was no different for 3-year-old Luke when his pet dog, Moe, passed away. Samantha Erb, of BarkPost, reported that Luke told his mother he wanted to write Moe some letters. They were always addressed to “Cloud One” and generally read close to, “I miss you, hope you’re having fun in doggie heaven,” and to the mailbox they went.
Usually, Luke’s mom would go to the mailbox in the morning and take the letters out, but one day, one of the letters was gone. A postal worker had got there before she had. Not only did this kind man “deliver” Luke’s letter, he gave Luke a letter from “Moe.” It read, “I’m in Doggie Heaven. I play all day. I am happy. Thank you 4 being my friend. I wuv you Luke.”
3. The makeover of a lifetime
According to The Pet Collective, Charlie was found on the side of the road in L.A. with tangled hair and painful burrs. In his rough shape, he was brought to a local animal shelter, where he was given a makeover that saved his life.
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4. Saluting an old friend
Sultan, the 13-year-old, German-Shepherd, police-dog started to show signs of arthritis and seizures. Soon he had stopped eating and became too weak to even stand up. When Sultan could go no further, fellow officers honored him in the most appropriate way possible. A Maine based police department’s K-9 unit saluted Sultan one last time.
Video posted by Portland Press Harold.
5. A rescue to bring tears
Hope For Paws is a non-profit animal rescue organization, and what they have been doing is truly inspirational. In the video below, they rescue an extremely scared Golden Retriever. She’s hesitant to accept the help at first, but with a little bonding time and some pats on the head, she comes around. Make sure you have tissues because once she’s rescued, her eyes tell it all.
Video posted by Hope For Paws.
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If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian -- they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.