There's nothing quite like an adorable puppy face to brighten your day. So consider this your daily pick-me-up!
Of course, this pup has a tragic backstory to go along with his cute face. But don't worry; there's a happy ending! Still, Larry the former stray endured quite the shocking series of events before his rescue. The lady who rescued him (and his new mama) live-tweeted Larry's story and Twitter completely fell in love with him! You will too when you read through the tale.
Plus, tons of people are sharing their own adoption stories so...there are really enough animal pick-me-ups to get you through the next week. Keep reading and get ready for your heart to positively melt!
We all know there are too many stray animals in the world.It's always heartbreaking when we hear about their plight. But at least stories like this also exist, where we can take some heart!
Who wants to hear a good dog story?There's a reason all those dog-centric movies are regular tear-jerkers in the theaters. People will pay to see those lil' puppy faces blinking up at them.
And when we see them in real life...Well, all bets are off. I'm not sure how anyone is ever able to resist all that cuteness!
After all, they're humankind's best friend.You've gotta be pretty dang amazing to own an official title like that. And Larry, the puppy in question today, is amazing.
His rescuer (TeganG_ on Twitter) shared the story.And we've gotta give her kudos for her sharp eyes and quick reflexes. Who knows where Larry would be otherwise?
Here's what happened:
Sooo... I found a puppy in a ditch on my way to work this morning. How was your day?! https://t.co/JPJJqUz3kJ— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554847641.0
The story takes place in Wisconsin.
We live in a rural part of the state. This is a road I take twice a day on my way to/from work. I know the branches… https://t.co/qivvU21GM1— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554847815.0
So she acted fast.
THEN THE "BRANCH" MOVED https://t.co/bINQMMdfuR— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554847906.0
It ran away from me at first. I went to find a snack in my lunchbox and it had snuck up behind me. All I had that w… https://t.co/CZqle3ktyI— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554848206.0
Now what?Any clue what you're supposed to do when you find an abandoned puppy in a ditch? Tegan didn't! But as you'll see she handled it pretty well anyway.
So here's what she did:
I proceeded with my 40 minute commute to work. I'm a cat person and it's been a long time since I've been around a… https://t.co/fdOwCf2ulN— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554848502.0
Vests definitely suit this little guy.
Puppy in a Vest!!!!!! https://t.co/3iXZSiwO0F— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554848741.0
The puppy was nice and snug.
AKA a Pupper Vest.— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554848818.0
She began calling around.
Called the City Police 👮🏽♀️ They directed me to the Sheriff Called the Sheriff ⭐ They directed me to the Humane S… https://t.co/8dcXyDEl3M— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554849062.0
The humane office "recognized" Larry.
"Oh! You found NUMBER FOUR!" Me: https://t.co/nr6CpZW97S— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554849190.0
Larry wasn't alone.
It turns out little Larry (center) has three sisters! A very bad person (VBP) dumped them in a rural, wooded area n… https://t.co/6yFo6pWV05— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554849535.0
The reunion was precious.
HIS SISTERS WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE HIM!!! https://t.co/cS4nCA5jJx— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554849624.0
Pretty soon, they found out a bit more about the puppies.
Do you know how hard it is to weigh puppies?! Larry (in pink) weighed in at 10 pounds and is the runt of the litter… https://t.co/M17FINui2J— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554849964.0
And good news for Larry!
We're going to adopt Larry with the Pink Collar. He is at the shelter with his siblings until Friday. The veterin… https://t.co/ojJujjdF5P— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554850185.0
Larry is still being treated.But he'll be right as rain in no time. And in the meantime, Tegan gave a particular shoutout on Twitter.
Because she's the MVP...
This shelter tries to do it's best in a rural area but we all know it can be hard. If you feel like making a donati… https://t.co/sUbmaYJI2U— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554850447.0
Larry looks super happy already.
Larry with the Pink Collar will be a wonderful addition to our home and I hope this little 'tail' about *my* day br… https://t.co/4GsvYWaZIM— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554850633.0
His new mom wasn't done sharing Larry's progress.
Larry Update! He went to the veterinarian today w/ his sisters. They are being treated for malnourishment, dehydrat… https://t.co/px31vQ21wp— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554933042.0
Larry has still been able to start meeting his new family.
I am off to bed! You all are AMAZING and GOOD. Here's Larry and my oldest, King Leondias of Sparta. I adopted King… https://t.co/BYhOnH3yeI— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554952254.0
Tegan visits Larry during his stay at the shelter.
GOOD MORNING! One more day until we can pick up Larry from the Forest County Humane Society! Have a wonderful day e… https://t.co/9JAHxRUoa1— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554982718.0
People on Twitter are loving this story.
Also, the folks at the Humane Society here aren't on Twitter so they have no idea what this excitement is. They are… https://t.co/FJyJTGlf87— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1554982992.0
In the meantime, PUPPY EARS.
How is your lunch going? After I found Larry, I bought a small bag of puppy food and spread a little across my floo… https://t.co/nHrD7yKwlL— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1555004233.0
For one thing, Larry's sisters have gotten attention too!
The Forest County Humane Society is flabbergasted by this unexpected generosity. Someone in Vermont offered to adop… https://t.co/0jmjWu9nHo— Tegan G. (@Tegan G.)1555036291.0
Larry knows what's up.
@TeganG_ when some body leaves u in a ditch but u know things will turn out ok https://t.co/kv9wjIHXlL— darth™ (@darth™)1554926310.0
Look at all the other pet-owners replying to the thread:
@TeganG_ That's where my sister found Pepper. Bless you! Pepper with her cousin Molly, also a rescue 🤗 https://t.co/Xwtw8rCcRL— Molly (@Molly)1555031560.0
What a peachy dog!
@TeganG_ My dog Peaches (now 5) was found on the side of a highway in Tennessee in a cardboard box with several bro… https://t.co/RcH7LzMGc9— Laura Markis loves Georgia! 🍑🌊 (@Laura Markis loves Georgia! 🍑🌊)1554988451.0
Someone left these kittens in a box!
@chaksander @Ctborum @TeganG_ They look like they could be twins with mine! Someone put them in a cardboard box and… https://t.co/BAsRkBfw84— Little Miss Feminist (@Little Miss Feminist)1554949529.0
Here's another good girl!
@TeganG_ This is my girl, Arwen. She was found by the shelter in a box on the road with her sister. Here’s her at 2… https://t.co/vBPIun0u71— ♥✿ haley ✿♥ (@♥✿ haley ✿♥)1554943925.0
How about this sassy lady?
@darth @TeganG_ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Found my sweet BooBoo foraging in a ditch in Georgia four years ago. Now she's a fat 'n'… https://t.co/l4cfTmOM5o— Adopt or Foster a Dog 😷🇺🇸🇩🇪 (@Adopt or Foster a Dog 😷🇺🇸🇩🇪)1554927284.0
So let's just say what we're all thinking.
@TeganG_ https://t.co/eY178AVCrb— James N. E. Cricket (@James N. E. Cricket)1554896568.0