Last Updated on April 16, 2023 by Pets Feed
In May 2016, television producer Doug Delony, who works at KHOU Houston TV, went for a jog in Discovery Green Park in Houston, as he always did when something caught his eye, so he took a picture. I had no idea that the image of the old dog and a man kneeling next to him would go viral and touch the hearts of millions around the world.
Doug’s photo showed a man kneeling beside an old dog. There was a pram next to her, but there was no baby. The man had no idea he was being photographed.
Doug shared the image on Facebook, writing:
“Most afternoons I go for a run in Discovery Green, and I almost always see this man with a stroller, but there’s no baby in it. He’s taking this handsome… who seems to be… a handicapped dog at the park. He lets him sit on the grass and smell all the smells and sounds. Here he gives him water in a little cup that he brings with him.”
The photo of an old dog and a man who moves millions
Readers wanted to know more about the dog, so Doug did some research. The dog’s name is Maximilian, aka Max, and he was 16 at the time. He had been with Edie, wife of Troy (the man in the photo) since he was a puppy.
Edie wrote in a Facebook comment:
” Max is 16 and is blind and has arthritis and can barely walk, some days better than others, when we moved near Discovery Green, we bought him the stroller so we could take him to the park that ‘he likes.”
“He loves people and all dogs. He is our family in every way. In my 16 years with this amazing and loving little boy, he has shown me more love and understanding than most. people.”
“When I married Troy Griffin 4 years ago, I knew he was the right man for me because of his loving heart and his unconditional love not only for me but also for Max.”
Max was very happy with his family
The dog was blind in one eye and suffered from severe arthritis, but his family couldn’t love him more. Every day, Edie and her husband Troy would put Max in his pram, walk to the park and watch their old friend “come to life”.
Edie told KHOU:
“I don’t think you turn your back on someone just because they get older. I believe they deserve our love, care and attention. And we can learn a lot from them, even as we get older. “
Sadly, Max passed away in June 2017, but not before leaving behind an incredible legacy. Discovery Green, the park where Troy and Edie took Max each day to enjoy the outdoors, unveiled a memorial stone in his honor.
This gesture of love will forever remind us of the story of this beloved dog.
Images: Facebook / Edie Reynolds Mayo
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