Life is a funny thing. It can be filled with happiness and laughter one moment, then sadness and tears the next. No matter the emotion — there’s no denying that life is short. When we get to our elderly years — mortality becomes even more imminent.
The elderly woman you’re about to meet in this tear-jerking story and video will have you seeing a new perspective on life. And dogs.
It all started with an organization in London, England called TheraPaws — The Mayhew Animal Home runs them. Their mission is to bring animals to hospital and homes for the elderly who are in the last stages of life.
The animals, mostly dogs and sometimes kittens, are taken by volunteers to dementia care homes and hospice care programs as well. The people that the animals are visiting don’t have much to hope for, and the organization wants to bring them whatever happiness they can.
The group says that the patients’ faces immediately light up as soon as a dog or a kitten comes into their room.