Category: Heartwarming

5-Year-Old Invites Entire Kindergarten Class To His Adoption Hearing

5-Year-Old Brings Kindergarten Class To Watch His Adoption Hearing

A 5-year-old boy invited his entire kindergarten class to be witness his legal adoption. Michael Orlando Clark Jr., was officially adopted on Thursday and all his friends showed up to the Kent County Courthouse in Michigan to celebrate with him. 

The Kent County’s Facebook page shared a photo from Clark’s hearing and it showed the boy, his parents and his classmates holding up heart signs.

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This Pitbull Got Adopted From The Shelter But Wouldn’t Leave Without His Best Friend Chihuahua

merrill and taco

Facebook / Rocket Dog Rescue

Best friends are hard to come by, but when you do find one, it’s a beautiful thing.

Merrill is a three-year-old pitbull with an eight-year-old chihuahua, Taco, as a best friend. They were surrendered together at the Rocket Dog Rescue in San Francisco.

Merrill needed lifesaving surgery shortly after arriving. The rescue workers were touched by how attentive Taco was while Merrill recovered. He never left her side.

During her recovery rescuers were floored by the attentive dedication of Taco. He stuck by Merrill’s side like a tiny nursemaid.

In fact, the two were always together and would cry for each other when they were separated.

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Kind Waiter Sits Down With 91 Year Old Veteran Who Had No One To Eat With

waiter sits down with 91 year old veteran

Lisa Meilander was dining with her family at Eat’n Park diner in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, when she spotted an elderly man eating alone in a nearby table.

She shared the heartwarming gesture in a Facebook post:

“The elderly gentleman was seated in the booth directly across from my family as we ate dinner Saturday night at Eat’n Park in Belle Vernon. We really didn’t see him come in. But we did notice when our server, Dylan, dropped to one knee to look him eye-to-eye as he got ready to take his order.

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This Golden Retriever Adopted A Kitten That Was Rejected By Its Mother

dog rescue kittens

When Imichi, a tiny tabby kitten, was rejected by her mother she was taken in by Ponzu, a golden retriever, and Jessiepon, his owner. Jessiepon is best known for turning her previous cat, Wasabi-chan, into an Internet sensation; after Wasabi-chan died suddenly last year, Jessiepon decided to open her home to this rescue kitty. From the looks of Jessiepon’s Instagram, though, it seems the rescue might have been Ponzu’s idea.

The dog struck up an immediate friendship with Imichi, treating Imichi like a puppy and playing with her constantly once she regained her strength. Jessiepon has started chronicling the animals’ friendship in photos, and the two appear to be inseparable — and very, very loving.

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Man Reunited With His Long Lost Dog After 4 Long Years

man reunites with lost dog after 4 years

Mike Plas was at work when he says he got the greatest phone call of his life on the afternoon of September 20. It was from an animal shelter in Winnipeg.

The shelter asked Mike if he had a dog named Jack. Mike told the shelter that he had lost Jack four years ago in Thunder Bay, Ontario. And to his surprise, the shelter said they got Mike’s information off a microchip in a dog they had found.

Jack, a Husky mix, went missing after he slipped out of his perimeter collar and ran away from home. Plas says he missed his companion and searched for years, posting online about Jack in the hope someone would find him.

“We did everything together – we went fishing together, went hunting together, he came to work with me half the time. I’d take time off work to celebrate his birthday with him. Some days I’d get really upset, when I’m missing him a lot,” said Plas. “But I never lost hope.”

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This Golden Retriever Puppy Is A Guide Dog For His Blind Brother

puppy is a seeing eye dog

When Charlie, an 11-year-old Golden Retriever lost both his due to glaucoma, his caring owners decided to get him a companion — sort of like his own “seeing eye” dog.

They brought home a golden retriever puppy named Maverick on New Year’s Day

Although the two didn’t initially get along, they’ve since become best of friends— with Charlie relying on the puppy for nearly everything, from walking, playing, eating, and even using him as a pillow!

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Dog Who Was Burned In A Fire Reunited With Vet Who Saved His Life

dog burned in fire reunited with vet who saved his life

Photo:Facebook/ Jupiter Pet Emergency & Specialty Center

This guard dog was rescued by firefighters who found him chained to a tree at a homeless camp during a fire in West Palm Beach, two years ago.

It suffered third-degree burns and howled with pain when rescuers rushed him to Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Centre.

“The little guy was burned up pretty good,” Captain Gordon stated. “Even when we grabbed him, he was very distressed. I was concerned whether he would live.”

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New Loving Owner Saves Obese Golden Retriever From Being Euthanized And Helped Him Lose 100 Pounds

kai the golden retriever transformation

Kai the Golden Retriever weighed a astounding 173 pounds when Pam Heggie started fostering him — more than 100 pounds overweight for an adult golden retriever.

Her veterinarian, told her, “This is the most overweight animal I have ever seen.”

Kai’s previous family took him to the vet to be euthanized because he had a hard time getting up. However, the vet stepped in and contacted the Misfits of Alberta Animal Rescue, which helped put Heggie together with Kai.

She didn’t even know where to start when she started fostering him.

When she first got home with Kai, he was so overweight it took him 20 minutes to climb the stairs and get through the door.

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Dying Veterans Last Wish To Be Reunited With His Dog Granted In Emotional Reunion

Albuquerque Animal Welfare

The dying wish of a veteran to see his beloved dog for one final time has been granted.

69-year-old John Vincent asked a social worker if he could say one last goodbye to his five-year-old Yorkie, Patch.

Without a second thought, employees at both the hospice care and Albuquerque Animal Welfare, where Patch was up for adoption, arranged to have Mr Vincent’s wish met.

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