If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye…

… then you may have an empathy deficit.  The Miami Herald reports:

Dan Hart was driving home to Palmetto from Texas when he suffered a medical emergency, was forced to pull over, and died on the side of the road. His golden retriever, Sandy, was in the truck with him, according to WFLA News Channel 8.

Sandy spent eight days in the truck, which had a food and water supply for her inside, with her owner, faithfully staying by his side even after he passed, WFLA reported.

It was a tow truck driver who noticed the vehicle, and that there was a man inside, and called for help, according to WLOX, a Biloxi, Mississippi, television news station.

. . .

Michelle Londke found Sandy‚Äôs picture on Facebook. Not long after, Boob had a message on her phone that Londke and Sherryl Jenkinson were coming to pick up the dog … Jenkinson, of Sarasota, said she has been rescuing dogs for years, so there was hardly a second thought about driving for hours to reunite Sandy with her family in Palmetto.

There’s more at the link.

Here’s a news report about the incident.

God bless all those involved in reuniting Mrs. Hart with her late husband’s dog.  May they bring comfort to each other.



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