It’s always heartbreaking when a pet dies, but sometimes the best thing to do is move on and open your heart to other pets who need a great home. That was the case with a grandmother who wanted a new puppy above all else, and her dream came true thanks to a surprise gift from a family, captured in a cute viral video.
Alexandra Del Cima from California knew her grandparents desperately wanted a new pet in their life: “Last year my grandparents’ last dog died very unexpectedly and suddenly,” she wrote on Twitter. “You’ve been asking for a puppy for months.”
In January 2020, Alexandra’s family decided to give Grandmother the surprise of her life. They gave him a cardboard box and told him it was just “tissue and such” that someone came back with it.
However, it quickly became clear that this box contained something very special. “Oh Lord!” exclaims the grandmother.
The puppy, a 9 week old Shih Tzu and Maltese mix, was a surprise gift from his mother and granddaughter. Alexandra told Storyful that they didn’t intend to give Grandma a new puppy, but when a friend’s dog had a litter of puppies, they knew this was the perfect opportunity.
“Everything fit together perfectly, so we had a feeling it should be like this,” Alexandra said. “Your reaction was so much better than anything I could have imagined.”
In fact, it’s a perfect reaction anyone could wish for: Grandma bursts into tears of joy and hugs her new puppy tightly. What a sweet moment. We know this puppy will have a loving home with this sweet grandma.
My grandparents last dog passed away very unexpectedly & sudden last year & they’ve been asking for a puppy for months. Today, my mom & I were able to surprise my grandma with a new puppy😍🥺🤍 pic.twitter.com/86gSHmMMvx
— 🌻 (@ali_bubbles10) January 11, 2020