Davy Vanhaesendonck's grandfather, 85-year-old François Vermeir of Belgium, lost his wife of 63 years and his dog all within a few months time.
Davy thought it would be a nice surprise to offer their grief-stricken grandfather company in the form of a puppy named Snoopy, and the act of kindness brought tears of joy to his grandfather's eyes.
Davy told News 10 that his grandfather will be keeping the name Snoopy for the puppy; his grandparents had agreed that would be the name of their next dog, before his grandmother passed away.
He tells us that the dog is keeping his grandfather very busy, and that is important. Before he got the dog, he was very sad and depressed. "Now he has someone to watch television with, to play with, and to give and receive love from!"
The video of the touching moment went viral on YouTube, and social media, being views nearly 2 million times on YouTube in just a few days, and has been broadcast on social media, all over the world.
Video Courtesy of Davy Vanhaesendonck