On Friday, a Texas man, dying from stage four liver cancer, turned to Facebook in a desperate attempt to find his beloved dog, Diego, a new home. Walter Hollier posted several photos of his beloved companion to his Facebook page on Friday, along with a few words about his dire situation:
My name is Walt Hollier and this a pic of my dog Diego. 6 months ago I was Diagnosed with liver cancer,stage 4, terminal. I was given 3 to 6 months to live. So in all likelihood, I will be leaving this world soon.I must find Diego a caring and loving home.
According to Hollier, eight-year-old Diego is still in great health and he loves people, as well as running, playing and rides in cars. The last thing that Hollier wanted was to be separated from his dog – but knowing that his time was running short, he wanted nothing more than the comfort of knowing that Diego would be well taken care of after he was gone.
Suffice to say, the Facebook post went “viral,” being shared widely across social media, and Hollier’s dying wish was quickly granted. Hollier explained:
Thanks to all you wonderful people,I have found Diego a wonderful home. I have received over 1300 responses and over 100 request for adoption.You folks are amazing, and have restored my faith in Humanity. God bless each and every one of you for the kindness you have bestowed me. And I hope thier is a special place in heaven for all of you.
According to NBC 25 News, Hollier’s viral post made its way to the Last Resort Recovery Center, where men go to recover from addition. The center agreed to take Diego in, and on Sunday, the sprightly dog was dropped off at his new home. Handing Diego over to a new home was understandably difficult, but Hollier was buoyed by the response to his plea for help, saying that it had “renewed” his faith in mankind.
(Image via Walter Hollier/Facebook page)
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