True animal lovers know that dogs are man’s best friend, unfortunately not everyone realizes that man’s best friend is not a toy and it’s certainly not something that can be thrown away when we’ve had enough. A man in Italy named Tonino Vitale was caught on camera taking his elderly, sick dog for a walk, nothing out of the ordinary if you’re a dog owner. The dog named Dylan is a 13-year-old Labrador that is crippled with arthritis and yet his loving owner takes him out on a cart every day so he can get some fresh air and a change of scenery. Dylan the dog can’t move his back legs and also has difficulty moving his front legs and yet his owner tries to make him as comfortable as possible.
“For me, for my wife, who is an extraordinary woman, and who has become fond of him even more than me, Dylan is like our child,” Tonino said, according to Italian news site Il Vibonese.The owner has had his dog for 13 years, he said Dylan was a great comfort to him after his dad died, the video of Tonino returning with Dylan from his walk and lifting him off the cart is being shared by thousands and Tonino is attracting praise from animal lovers around the world.
One woman wrote: “He is a wonderful person who loves his dog as if he was his child. He is making so many sacrifices to help his dog live the best life. People like that deserve so much admiration, those who love animals understand.”