This is such an unbelievable story that I couldn’t get through the video without crying. Here, we meet an elderly veteran from Delaware who, back in September of 2015, suffered a heart attack. Due to his necessary hospital stay, the man was unable to care for his two beloved dogs, Bailey and Blaze.
Enter the First State Animal Center and SPCA, a shelter located inside a PetSmart store. The shelter volunteered to take care of Bailey and Blaze until the owner (whose name has not been identified) was released from the hospital and back on his feet. But weeks went by. Still, the man was too ill to care for the dogs, and so the pups were eventually put up for adoption. But fate had plans of its own. When the owner was released from the hospital, he breathed a heavy sigh of relief; surprisingly, Bailey and Blaze were still sitting there in the shelter.
So the man went to the shelter with every intention of getting his dogs back — but he needed a few more days to gather up the adoption fees ($250) needed to do so. The next day, he returned to the shelter, still needing more time to collect the money.
When a veteran was released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack, he went to the shelter to visit his two beloved dogs. Too much time had passed since he’d been able to care for them, so the shelter had to put Bailey and Blaze up for adoption.
The man was desperately trying to collect the adoption fees, but was having a difficult time. The clock was ticking; Bailey and Blaze are young, affectionate, playful dogs, and it was just a matter of time before a new family stepped in to adopt th…
…but after a couple of days, the PetSmart employee told the man that Bailey and Blaze were his to take home. No money needed. No strings attached.
As it turned out, a woman inside the PetSmart was so touched to see the man reunite with his dogs that she did something incredible. The night before the man came back to the shelter for a second time, volunteers had already used their own money to pay for the dogs’ adoption fees, along with food, treats, toys, and much more.
The veteran was dumbfounded.
But the kindness continues to pour in, and strangers from all over the country are chipping in with food and gas cards for the veteran.
Not only does he have his family back, but his faith in humanity has been restored completely.