Every now and then we hear a story which gives us hope that humanity can be saved.
Considering how 2016 has been going thus far, we certainly needed one and our weekend has delivered one of the most heart warming stories we’ve heard.
Apart from our human best friends and family, our dogs are our pillars of hope and joy on the days we feel like we’re going nowhere in life. Even when we’re moping around miserable and unable to give much attention even to ourselves, our dogs come bounding into our arms like they haven’t seen us in years.
The thought of losing a pet is a heartbreaking one and considering many of you probably cry more when a dog dies in a movie over a human, well, the tears will probably start streaming when you hear this story.
Last week, a man from the United Kingdom, Mark Woods, took to Facebook to call upon other dog lovers and friends to join him and his dog for a walk…
But this wasn’t any normal walk. It would be Walnut’s final walk ever.
Walnut, an 18-year-old whippet, was in very poor health and his owner had come to the informed decision that he would be putting him down. Mark wanted to ensure Walnut had a magical last walk along the beach.
When Mark and Walnut arrived at the beach on the Saturday morning, they were greeted and joined by hundreds.
The gathering was heart-touching and Walnut sure had a magical final walk.
Mark took to Facebook to share news of Walnuts passing and to thank all those who turned up for his final cherished moments.
"Walnut passed away this morning at 11.56am. The family and our three whippets, Monty, Nelson and Charlie were also in the room.
"He went very quickly and in my arms. I am writing this post because I owe it to everyone who has supported myself, my family and most importantly Walnut.
"Thank you to the hundreds of people that attended the walk this morning and to all those that had their own walks with their beloved pets at 9.30am all around the world.
"I also want to thank the wonderful people of Newquay for their support which I will never forget as long as I live. God bless you all."
Image Cedit: Mark Woods / Twitter @Heidi Davey.