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Woman Gives Grieving Friend a Dog Who Lost Its Owners So They Could Cope Together – Story of the Day

Rita Kumar
Jun 29, 2022
12:00 P.M.

A woman grieving her beloved husband's loss was reassured of miracles when an orphaned dog came into her life. She looked into the pup's eyes and burst into tears, recalling her husband's last words.

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They say a dog is a man's best friend. But what happens if that furry pal is the only cushion of support you have after losing someone dear to you?

31-year-old Sarah Hart's story is such. On July 17, 2021, she bid a painful goodbye to the love of her life, her husband, Simon. He had died in a car crash, leaving Sarah behind with just their memories.

It was too unbearable for the young woman to handle the sudden loss. She and Simon had no parents or other family, so she did not have anybody's shoulders to lean and cry on other than her best friend, Amy.

One day, Amy knocked on Sarah's door and opened the gateway to happiness again in her life...

Sarah was devastated after losing her husband to a tragic car crash. | Source: Pixabay

Sarah was devastated after losing her husband to a tragic car crash. | Source: Pixabay

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"Hey! It's been a long time...Come in!" Sarah greeted Amy on a pleasant Saturday afternoon.

The two women had been best pals since high school. But after Amy moved out of the city to pursue her career in architecture, the two barely saw each other.

"I'll always love you for a thousand more lives...A miracle will soon make you smile after I'm gone and no more."

After Simon's passing, Amy often visited Sarah every weekend to comfort her. She even suggested her best friend move in with her, but Sarah refused.

"I want to live with his memories here, in this house," Sarah had said.

To her, the house was more than brick and cement. It reminded her of Simon's laughter, their silly fights, and romantic barbecue evenings.

Amy often visited Sarah every weekend to comfort her. | Source: Pexels

Amy often visited Sarah every weekend to comfort her. | Source: Pexels

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Amy understood her friend's grief. But she was also worried about an upcoming project that would demand her time, thus making it impossible for her to visit Sarah often. So she had an idea and decided to surprise her friend the following week.

"Well, see you soon!" she said, giving a goodbye hug to Sarah, who still lacked her old chirpy smile.

During her free time, Sarah kept herself occupied with embroidery and gardening. But at some point, something or the other would remind her about her late husband.

She never mingled with her neighbors or visited them. It evoked memories of the tea parties they had at home with Simon cracking jokes in the living room.

As time passed, Sarah isolated herself from everyone and sunk in deep sorrow. Soon, it was the weekend again, and she anticipated Amy to visit her.

And little did she know how the day would change her life forever.

Sarah isolated herself from the outside world. | Source: Pexels

Sarah isolated herself from the outside world. | Source: Pexels

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Later that evening, Sarah heard loud bangs on her door.

"Coming! One sec...." she shouted.

Outside, Amy stood with a sweet surprise for her.

"Oh my God! Who is she?!" Sarah exclaimed in astonishment after seeing a big dog with Amy. "Is she your pet? What's her name?"

Amy was happy to see her friend smile after a long time. She took the dog inside and set her free to explore the house. But to their surprise, the pup curled up in a corner, looking at Sarah with big, painful eyes.

Lucy curled up in the corner, staring at Sarah. | Source: Pexels

Lucy curled up in the corner, staring at Sarah. | Source: Pexels

"I thought you'll be happy to have her around with you," Amy said. "She's from the animal shelter I visited last week."

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Sarah was a bit shocked. Her smile faded against her will because she wanted to be alone. She felt she was not yet prepared to have a pet dog due to her current state of mind.

"But...But that's a big dog, and I don't think she'll be okay with a new owner," Sarah said. "She's shy...Are you sure she'll be fine here?"

Amy held Sarah's hand and looked her in the eye. Then she revealed a truth that broke Sarah's heart and made her rush to the poor dog and cry.

"Lucy lost her owners in a car crash around a year ago," Amy revealed. "On July 17, 2021...."

Sarah was startled. "July 17, 2021?" she exclaimed. It was the same day as Simon's accident.

Tears gushed down her eyes as her best friend disclosed more about the tragedy.

The poor dog had lost her owners on the same day Sarah lost Simon. | Source: Unsplash

The poor dog had lost her owners on the same day Sarah lost Simon. | Source: Unsplash

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"The poor dog lost her parents the same day you lost your husband," she said. "A shelter volunteered to have her until she found a new home again."

Sarah was speechless as tears rolled down her face. She looked at the dog and felt sorry.

"And...you must know something else," Amy added.

"What?" Sarah asked.

"The dog's parents were in the car that struck Simon. Their car's brakes failed to work, leading to the crash," Amy revealed.

Sarah was beyond heartbroken. She rushed to Lucy and looked into her eyes, recalling Simon's final words before he died.

"I'll always love you for a thousand more lives," Simon said. "A miracle will soon make you smile after I'm gone and no more."

Lucy was taken to an animal shelter after she lost her owners. | Source: Pexels

Lucy was taken to an animal shelter after she lost her owners. | Source: Pexels

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"Hey, girl...welcome home," Sarah cried, hugging Lucy.

She realized that the dog was a sign from her late husband to help her overcome her grief and move on. She was reassured that the pup had come into her life so that they cope with their sorrow together.

Since Lucy had lost her owners in the same accident that took Simon's life, Sarah harbored a genuine fondness for the dog.

"Thank you! It means a lot, and I don't know what to say," she sobbed as tears of joy flooded her face.

From that day on, Lucy and Sarah became close friends. They loved being around each other and were happy. After several months, Lucy began to trust in hope and loved her new mother.

As days passed, Sarah and her beloved dog overcame their sorrow together and were inseparable!

Sarah & Lucy were inseparable. | Source: Pexels

Sarah & Lucy were inseparable. | Source: Pexels

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What can we learn from this story?

  • It is always good to put in a little effort to help someone when they need it: When Amy realized that her best friend Sarah could not move on after her husband's death, she decided to help her. She gifted her a pet dog she brought from an animal shelter. In the end, Sarah overcame her grief and always had a reason to smile with her dog.
  • Sometimes, you need to look for signs that reassure you of hope in life: When Sarah learned that Lucy's owners had died in the same car crash that Simon died, she became emotional. She realized the dog had come into her life as a sign of hope from her late husband in Heaven.

Click here to read about how a railway station announcer who adopted a lost kid found his former wife's ring in the boy's pocket.

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