Dads are notorious for saying they don’t want a dog. Then, when they actually get to know a dog, they fall in love. Many of them won’t admit it, but they were wrong about not wanting a furry friend in the first place.
For one particular father, he had a specific reason for not wanting a dog. He recently lost a four-legged family member, and he insisted that he didn’t want another. His daughter, Alice Garrido Gallardo, knew the truth, though. She knew that deep down, her dad still wanted a dog to love, but he would never admit it on his own. So, he just needed a little push.
Man’s Best Friend
A stray pup named Jean Grey lived most of her life all alone. When she crossed paths with a kind stranger, they decided to help her find a home. They introduced her to Gallardo, who they knew was a huge animal lover. Gallardo would’ve loved to adopt Jean Grey herself, but she knew someone that would love her even more. Her dad.
Gallardo’s dad was uninterested in adopting the dog when he first heard about her. He acted as if he had no interest in even meeting her. But Gallardo knew better.
“We had lost our old dog and he didn’t want another anytime soon. He was still grieving,” said Gallardo.
Gallardo knew Jean Grey could cheer her dad up if he just gave her a chance. So, she organized a time for the two to meet each other. As expected, it was like love at first sight. He fell in love with Jean Grey the moment he met her.
An Unbreakable Bond
Jean Grey and her dad have grown closer every day since he adopted her. They truly are the perfect story of a rescue dog and the dad who said he didn’t want another dog. In fact, the two of them even have a special bedtime routine now.
Gallardo posted a video on TikTok of her dad putting Jean Grey to bed at night. It’s one of the most adorable videos you’ll ever see. First, he tucks her in with a blanket, making sure the blanket is tight and comfortable around her. Then, he gives her a pillow to rest her head. Before saying goodnight, he leaves a stuffed animal beside her for comfort. The video is set to the song “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2, which makes it even more heartwarming.
Losing a dog is incredibly hard, but it doesn’t mean you’ll never love another dog. There are so many dogs out there in need of a home, just like Jean Grey. It takes some time to know when you’re ready to adopt another dog. But if you choose a rescue dog, you’ll feel happy knowing you’ve saved another animal’s life.
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