Grieving grandfather brought to tears when surprised with puppy

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A man grieving the loss of his wife is surprised with a puppy from his grandchildren. (Photo via Davy Vanhaesendonck YouTube)

A man grieving the loss of his wife is surprised with a puppy from his grandchildren. (Photo via Davy Vanhaesendonck YouTube)

(PIX11) — A grieving widower cried tears of joy when his grandson gave him a fuzzy four-legged surprise.

“As most of you already know, we have lost someone very special last week,” Davy Vanhaesendonck said in the video.

According to Vanhaesendonck, his grandmother passed away a few weeks ago from a “short, but intense disease.”

The grandparents were married for 63 years.

The widower also lost his dog within four months of losing his wife.

To give him the energy and courage to continue his life, the family got together to surprise him with a puppy.

“I can’t believe it,” the grandfather said as soon as he saw the pup.

Together the family named their newest member Snoopy.

2 comments

  • Amanda Marie (AMG)

    Beautifully heart warming. This is great. It touches my soul to watch this. This man can finally relieve his loneliness and stress by spending time and taking care of this adorable puppies life. So fantastic! :* (Avenel, New Jersey)

  • Sarah

    An 80+ year old is going to have a hard time training a puppy. And not to be harsh, but it is very likely that the dog will outlive him or at least will live long enough that the dog and owner will have to be separated (moving to an assisted living home, etc). Small breed dogs can easily live for 15 years. It’s sweet, but I hope the family is prepared to support him and take the dog in when he is no longer able to care for it. I’ve seen far too many dogs dumped at shelters when their owners pass away and the family can’t be inconvenienced. A senior dog from a local shelter that was in need of a home and was low energy and already trained would have been a much better gift.

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