In May 2016, television producer Doug Delony was jogging on his regular route through Discovery Green Park in Houston, Texas.
Something in the park caught his attention, so he snapped a photo with his cell phone camera.
However, he had no idea the image would spread like wildfire and touch the hearts of millions of strangers all over the world.
Doug’s picture just showed a regular guy kneeling down to pet an older dog.
And there was a baby stroller at his side… but no baby.
Apparently, the man in Doug’s picture had no idea Doug had taken his picture.
Doug Delony, a TV news producer at KHOU Houston, shared the photo on his Facebook page and wrote:
“Most afternoons I take a run through Discovery Green, and most afternoons I see this guy with a stroller but no baby. He brings this beautiful… what appears to be… disabled pup to the park. He lets it sit in the grass and take in the smell and the sound. Here he is giving it water out of a small cup he brings with him.”
Doug’s friends and viewers of the TV station were curious when they saw the picture.
Everyone wanted to know more about the dog and the man with the stroller. So Doug investigated.
It turned out that the dog was named Maximilian, but everyone calls him Max. Max was 16 years old. He had lived with owners Edie and Troy ever since he was a puppy.
Max was born blind in one eye and had severe osteoarthritis, but his family loved him more than anything.
Every day Edie and her husband, Troy, put Max in a baby stroller, went to the park, and saw their old friend come to life.
“I don’t think you should just turn your back on someone just because they’re elderly,” Edie told KHOU. “I think they deserve our love and care and attention.”
Unfortunately, Max died in June 2017, but through this story, he’ll be remembered forever.
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