Grab your tissues and your pet because this story may have you in your feelings. A man wheelbarrows his dog up a mountain since it was dying of cancer.
Monty, the ten-year-old labradoodle, enjoyed hiking with his human, Carlos Fresco. It was one of their favorite pastimes together. However, the hobby took a pause when Monty was diagnosed with leukemia.
Wheelbarrow Ride for Sick Dog
Carlos Fresco, 57, decided to make the best out of the situation. Since Monty loved to hike, but his body would no longer allow him, Fresco got creative. He loaded up his beloved pooch into a wheelbarrow filled with blankets and pillows. A ride fit for a king.
According to Fox News, Fresco and Monty took to their favorite hike up a mountain in Brecon, Wales, where Monty got all the pleasure with none of the pain. He also received plenty of head pats and love along the way from fellow hikers.
“Although he was weak, he enjoyed all the fuss and attention received by so many well-wishers. People on the hills were so kind and equally so sad at his deteriorating condition.”
Furthermore, Fresco said the countless by-passers asked if they could help with Monty’s journey by pushing him up the hilly mountain for a bit. Others shed tears for the dying and disabled dog and the endless love of his human. The mourning owner shares his thanks to all that passed the father-dog duo on the trail.
“I would like to thank all the wonderful people that we met in Brecon and on the hills for their true kindness and genuine sympathy.”
The emotional owner also spoke to SWNS about Monty’s cancer prognosis.
“I knew Monty was dying as his cancer had returned. He was diagnosed 18 months ago and responded very well to chemotherapy,” Fresco explained.
Monty Sweeps the Internet
Now, heartbreaking photos of the hiking pair are taking over the internet and our hearts. The fluffy dog sits in his wheelbarrow bed, wrapped in a warm blanket, as Fresco reaches the top of the hike.
After an 18-month battle with the cancer, Monty unfortunately died. The news source reports that he was at the foot of Fresco’s bed after a busy and love-filled Father’s Day.
Under the articles, people flooded in to share what the love of a dog truly means. So effortless, so endless, so wholesome.
“Dogs just have a way of breaking our hearts. They truly understand unconditional love,” said one person, while another said what was on all of our minds. “Had to reach for the tissue box.”
The good news is, “all dogs go to heaven.” Another quote to remember when holding your precious animals is, “pets may be just a part of your life, but you are your pet’s whole life.” Treat them with love.