Family brings heartbroken grandma joy with a special surprise

Odette Odendaal
Sep 23, 2018
09:39 A.M.
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The joy dogs and caring family can bring.


After spending 14 years with her beloved dog Kinsey, she lost him.

The 84-year old Shirley Lann did not seem the same.

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Lann’s grandson, Matthew McVey told InsideEdition.com:

“My grandma has been pretty upset about the whole thing. We realized her mood had changed."Lann’s husband died in 2011, sharing most of Kinsey’s life with him."

This made it particularly hard on Lann when Kinsey died a month ago after 14 years with him.



The Lann family decided to help and Matthew McVey’s mother decided to get her a dog while recovering in a rehabilitation facility after recent health issues.

McVey told The Dodo:

"She was always upset and said sometimes she would feel so empty without her 'little shadow.' That’s what my granddad would call her. Kinsey was really the only thing that made her happy."They searched the local shelter and found the perfect dog, a Lhasa Apso pup called Sammy."


The video shows how Lann breaks out into tears of joy when Sammy enters the room.

Shortly after Sammy is in her arms and Lann hugs him lovingly.


An emotional video of a blind dog reuniting with his best friend went viral on YouTube by Rumble Viral.

Coco went blind quickly at the age of 9 due to a condition called SARDS.

More on Coco in the following article Blind dog's emotional reunion with best friend caught on camera.

Source: YouTube/Rumble Viral

Source: YouTube/Rumble Viral


McVey told Inside Edition:

“She thinks he’s adorable. She can’t wait for him to live with her."

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