Here are many things going on in the world right not. According to most news station, it is all bad. Bombings, shooting, rape, suicide, all horrible things. Who in their right mind want to watch or hear that? It is so crazy. Lately I do not even turn on the television. It is just too much.
That why I am going to let everyone on my list top feel good moments. Those stories that just put a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart. That what I like to hear. All violent things we are all bombarded with throughout our day is very overwhelming and depressing.
A couple weeks I was perusing a newspaper that was left on the table at my favorite coffee shop. It was a publication I have never heard of before and silly me I forgot to write down. Oh how I wish I had the foresight to write the name down. Anyway, there was a story about a young boy who had lost his dog. I do not really remember if it ran away or what just that it had gotten away from him. That poor boy was so in love with that dog. His mother commented that he would fall asleep every night crying for his puppy.
His mother was telling someone in the grocery store what had happen to her son and how sad he had been since his dog had gone missing. Well, there was an older man standing in line behind the boy’s mother. He overheard her talking. He politely interrupted her talk and ask if she could describe the dog or if she had a picture of it. As a matter, a fact she did had a picture of the pup. After showing the man the puppy’s picture, he told her to stay there that he would be right back.
The older man left his shopping basket on floor by the woman’s feet. As quickly as his little legs could carry, he scurried off. He was gone for about four or five minutes.
When he returned, he had the puppy with him! It was the boy’s puppy!
He explained that he had fallen down earlier that week at the park. The park was across around the corner from the woman’s house. When he fell the puppy must have hear him call for help. Because he came to the man. It was the puppy is barking and howling the drew the attention of an off duty nurse that was in the park. She was able to assess the situation and quickly got the man some medical attention.
Ever so grateful the man was ready to keep the puppy. It just so happen that he was at the store buying a different brand of puppy food. Apparently, that puppy was picky about what he would and would not eat. Therefore, he was waiting in line to pay for a higher end brand of dog food and some other household things and he just so happen to be at the right place at the right time.
The boy was overjoyed by the returned of his puppy. In addition, the other man had found himself a new set of friends, a new family really. Everyone lived happily ever after.
Actually, I have no idea how they fared outside the story but I like to imagine that that family and the older man is living a wonderful life.