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Ryder McConathy, Kentucky Boy, Sells Keychains To Buy Wheelchair For Dog With Disabilities (VIDEO)

Offbeat  (tags: pets, dogs, children, off-beat )

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For Ryder McConathy, his dog is more than just a family pet; he's like a brother. So when the 8-year-old's pooch developed a disability, the caring kid was eager to do anything to help.

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Laura H (964)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:49 pm
I just saw this on HuffPo and tried to submit it...
I'm crying! This is SO sweet!!!!

Thank you Zora! :)

Laura H (964)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:34 pm
This story is adorable; I'm going to share it when I get a chance :)

zora b (85)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:40 pm
Thank you Laura. I am glad you like it as much as I do.:)))

Barb K (1688)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:47 pm
I went to the huff site to watch the video but the page keeps jumping so I'll watch it later! But I love this story! TYSM for posting Zora!!

Michael C (217)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:40 pm
Noted...Wonderful story I hope Ryder sells so many key chains, that he can buy the Rolls Royce version of the wheelchair for his beloved Dog...God Bless them both!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:10 am
How beautiful, you can really feel the love between them. I like how the Mum says that after he was injured, 'we obviously had to get him wheels..." not put him down! Love it! Thanks Zora and also Barb for sending the link to this post to me. :0)

Sherri G (128)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:20 am
This precious little boy gets it that we are responsible for our precious animals. Good things will happen for this little kind heart. Thank you for posting. Noted

Anne W (11)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:50 am
What a heartwarmig story. Ryder, you are a special boy, and a great example to young and old.

Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:18 am
Great story. Kids like this give us hope for tomorrow.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:47 pm
Great story.

edward jagusiak (25)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:30 pm
Your a good guy Ryder.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:42 pm

Barbara V (51)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:33 pm
That is SO SWEET! Such love! I truly compassionate, very dear young man who loves his dog. Just beautiful!!!!

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:51 pm
What a wonderful young man. We need millions like him! Cacious is very lucky to have such a great owner! Don't ever change Ryder!

Sheila D (194)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:06 pm
If we had more adults like this we wouldn't have the wildlife crisis now. Noted with thanks.

janet f (29)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:46 pm
This is what good parenting looks like. If more kids were like this, I would have hope for the future. Congrats to Ryder for a job well done and to Cacious on his new wheels.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:31 pm
A heartwarming story as disabled pets are like disabled people who learn to cope with the disability. I had a blind cat as a purrfect companion and she got around very well. Some said that I should put her to sleep but they did not realize that a cat adapts well. Needless to say she gave me years of companionship.

Nancy B (308)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:34 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, watched video, tweeted, shared. Great story; his parents should be proud.

Marie W (67)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:05 pm
Compassion indeed.

Nena G (39)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:21 pm
Aww, a wonderful story. It's so good to hear these stories, there are so many great kids and adults out there, but their stories often don't get out. Thanks so much for submitting it!

Lisa Z (168)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:33 pm
Very sweet story. Shared on FB.

Sandi C (98)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:01 pm
Great story.

Ruth C (87)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:40 am
Don't ever stop being kind hearted Ryder, you are a wonderful little boy.

Sara P (54)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:17 am
Amazing and touching story, this boy really represents the best of the humanity, compassion and love for animals!!! Thanks Zora and thanks to my friend Barb for sharing.

Jo S (619)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:27 am
Fantastic young man! Bravo Ryder!
Noted & shared.
Thanks Zora!

. (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 11:38 am
A few tears in the middle of the what.

Ruth M (235)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:57 pm
Thank you Sara & Zora

Laurie H (817)
Monday August 5, 2013, 8:00 pm
OMG this beautiful story touches my heart !!! Thank you Zora & Sara for sending~~ I will share everywhere possible!~

Giana P (398)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 12:54 am
Wonderful story, great kid, thanks Zora.

William A (49)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 1:36 am
Thank you Zora & Sara for sharing this. The world needs more Ryder McConathy's.

deb s (145)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 4:21 pm
This young man will grow up to care for the animals in his world so very compassionate and caring to do this for his dog brother. I would buy a key chain to help his friend

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 9:05 am
Oh my God!!! I wish all kids were like this!! Thanks for posting!

Maru V (42)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 4:22 pm
Great story. Thank you for posting. We need people like this kid.
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