Family Gives Grieving Grandfather a Gift after Grandmother and Dog Pass Away

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8.11.14 - Family Gives Grieving Grandfather a Gift after Grandmother and Dog Pass Away

This video, uploaded to YouTube by user Davy Vanhaesendonck, is an emotional one.  After being married for 63 years, Davy’s grandmother passed away on the 26th of July, 2014.  Not long after, his grandfather’s dog passed away as well.  That’s a lot for one man to take, all within the span of four short months.

The family knew that they just had to do something to keep grandpa’s spirits up, and give him the drive and energy to continue on.  So, they decided to give him a puppy and the result is a real tear jerker.

 


The video came with the following description from Davey:

“After a marriage of 63 years together, grandma passed away on July 26th, 2014 after a short, but intense disease.  Grandpa also lost his doggy, all within four months.  To give him energy and the courage to continue his life, we gave him this present.  A moment filled with emotions!” 

2 thoughts on “Family Gives Grieving Grandfather a Gift after Grandmother and Dog Pass Away”

  1. Nice gesture and it’s wonderful to see the joy on Granda’s face, but wouldn’t it have made more sense to get him a lower energy, mature, housebroken, shelter dog with about the same energy level as Grandpa’s? A puppy will not only be constantly underfoot, and might trip him up, but it will be filled with energy and endless curiosity. Housebreaking a pup, and keeping it out of trouble is b a chore for anyone, but for a senior citizen, it’s a lot. And then there’s dramatic difference in life span. Hope the family will keep a close on them, and be ready to take the puppy into their home when the day comes that Grandpa isn’t able to care for it any longer.

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