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Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets )

- 2533 days ago -
A dying man holding his best friend. He lived homeless in Iowa with his dog in a car. When he became terminally ill and placed in hospice, his only request was to hold his dog one last time before passing on. Two souls quietly saying their goodbyes.

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Azaima A (207)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 6:05 am
Thank God they didn't separate these two for reasons of "hygiene."

Carol H (229)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 7:49 am
brought tears to my eyes, thanks Cher

Celine V (27)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 8:24 am
no words. Just tears.
thank you Cher....

Kit B (276)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 8:25 am

I can not say any thing this is just too sad, and yet beautiful.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 8:31 am
That was a good thing that they did...

Paolo B (0)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 9:44 am
The more you learn to know humans the more you learn to appreciate and love yr pet :(

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 9:49 am
Thats so sad... at least they got to say good bye

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 9:51 am
That's so sad, nearly makes me cry.

Bette M (91)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 10:13 am
So very sad........Almost made me cry.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life........

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 10:21 am
this is sad and beautiful at theesame time. i can not help teras on my eyes with this picture. i hope the dog that precoiuse angel be ok today.

John Kirkby (23)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 10:25 am
That is so nice that several people made sure that happened. And the dog has a new home.

Alicia V (181)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 11:10 am
Rest in Peace sweetheart.

Mireille Picron (46)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 11:20 am
A very nice story about loyalty ... Thank you.

Erin R (181)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 11:42 am

Diane B (30)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 11:45 am
A touching story.

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 12:57 pm
This is sad and beautiful !

Dana W (9)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 1:14 pm
So sad...

John D (47)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 1:25 pm
Powerful photo, got my tears flowing... thanks!!

DORIS L (61)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 1:35 pm
Oh dear now I'm crying.....

Pat B (356)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 1:39 pm
Beautiful, poignant, and heartbreaking. TY, Cher for this.

Julie D (201)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 1:41 pm
Heartbreaking story. Yet at the same time beautiful. Definitely made me cry.

Anna Borsey (66)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 2:17 pm
I have a lump in my throat . . . so wonderful that the man and his dog were able to be together while the man's soul slipped away.

I am profoundly glad to read that this dog has been adopted by kindhearted, caring humans!

John Y (82)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 2:24 pm
So sad to hear about this story.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 3:13 pm
Beautiful, bittersweet story. Thanks, Cher.


Linda P (0)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 4:37 pm
Such a touching story, couldn't stop crying.

Lilo Prinz (23)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 5:11 pm
heartbreaking story, thank you Cher.

Sunday June 19, 2011, 5:19 pm
...G~D bless the Family that, gave the dog a home.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 5:31 pm
Beautiful story - but sad that they had to live so long in a car.............still we have to spend on what is important - wars and more wars.

Shirley H (49)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 5:38 pm
Very Sad story.
Shirley H.

Susan Pernot (75)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 6:00 pm
A dying wish was granted by caring individuals.

Jo Asprec (0)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 6:05 pm
Heartwarming! Thanks for sharing!

Myron Scott (70)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 6:18 pm
In its way, it's a happy story. Bless all involved, and thanks for posting.

Lisa Wolfe (2)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 7:10 pm
Thank you for posting this. It is a powerful reminder to appreciate those who are special to us every day and the gift of love in its many forms.

MmAway M (506)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 7:57 pm
Thank you dear Cher...I did get this news to my box and was thinking that is the way I want to leave.....but, gotta take care of my "Best Friend" first....would never leave my special dog behind if I was ill without a PLAN!

Susan S (187)
Sunday June 19, 2011, 9:25 pm
A deeply touching story. May he rest in peace and may his loyal companion live a long life with good memories of his guardian.

Agnes W (141)
Monday June 20, 2011, 1:24 am
I have tears in my eyes...

Edward M (8)
Monday June 20, 2011, 2:14 am
So he managed to get a home only when he was dying; it really says a lot about the state of your society...... and ours.

Chavonne H (46)
Monday June 20, 2011, 2:55 am
wow that's crazy deep.

Chavonne H (46)
Monday June 20, 2011, 2:55 am
aw man tears are in my eyes too. wow, so powerful.

Rose K. (0)
Monday June 20, 2011, 8:19 am
a very touching story Thanks to the hospice workers who granted the man his wish

Andreia Capelo (15)
Monday June 20, 2011, 8:31 am
Very touching!
Thanks Cher... its good to know that in these days good actions are still happening.


Maria p (151)
Monday June 20, 2011, 9:37 am
how sad, but then on the other hand he is getting his last wish, thank you to the hospice and people with a good heart.

Patricia W (94)
Monday June 20, 2011, 9:56 am
Thanks Cher.
The paramedic that helped Kevin McClain is also a volunteer in the loal animals shelter and saw that Yurtie was taken care of. The ambulance company and shelter made sure Mr McClain had the visit with his beloved pup. Yurt's new owners said "She is full of energy and just brings so much love and energy into the home”.
Sad story, but with a happy ending.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 20, 2011, 11:00 am
You got shares in Kleenex?

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Monday June 20, 2011, 11:34 am
Dear Lord!! Be wth us now and forever!!

Hana Bosco (38)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 5:49 am
Touching story. God Bless them. Happy for Yurtie...

Sue Stubbs (6)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 9:50 am
made me cry very touching

Latonya W (82)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 2:53 pm
I LOVE ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sonja rabehl (0)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 9:17 pm
This gives me hope in man. And now days i really need that. Thank you.

Justin R (0)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 2:59 pm
I am grateful that these two friends could say their goodby. The look in Yurtie's eyes .... powerful when you understand animals.

Thank you to the lovely couple who adopted Yurtie; I hope that Kevin got to know that his compansion will have a loving home again.

Hamsiah Y. (0)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 6:50 pm
I feel the sadness both of them are going through. Animals do have feelings too just like us humans....
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