Tonino Vitale from Italy adores his 13-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, Dylan. When Dylan began to suffer from debilitating arthritis symptoms, Tonino knew he had to do something to lift the spirits of the once adventurous dog.
Dylan’s joints had become too painful to run and play like he had all his life. He began feeling down. Tonino worried that he would become depressed and lose his will to live and knew he had to do something to help his best friend. One day, he decided to build him a cart so that he could take him out for walks every day.
It was a fantastic idea! Out on his cart, Dylan enjoys the fresh air and sunshine. He loves looking at all the scenery that he once was able to run and play in. According to Tonino, Dylan is back to being his old happy self and looks forward to his daily walks.
We think what Tonino has done to help his dog live out his golden years in comfort is heartwarming and one of his neighbors did too. The neighbor took a video of the pair that has now gone viral and touched the hearts of people all over the world.
Tonino says caring for Dylan is the least that he can do for the old dog. When Tonino’s father passed away, it was Dylan who comforted him when he was drowning in grief. Tonino is dedicated to showering Dylan with love and care each day for the rest of his life, however long that may be.
We love this heartwarming story and wish all dogs were cared for as special as Dylan is. Please share this amazing story with your family and friends.