When his dog was dying, his owner, 57-year-old Carlos Fresco of London, England, took the dog to his favorite mountain for one final walk. However, the dog was too ill to climb up the side of the mountain by itself, so Carlos put the pooch in a wheelbarrow to help the 10-year-old labradoodle, Monty, up the mountainside. Now, images of the heartwarming moment have been shared on social media, where they promptly went viral and touched the hearts of millions of people who saw them.
The mountain that Carlos and Monty climbed together one final time was to the peak of Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Over the years, the pair had taken many walks up the mountain, and it was Monty’s absolute favorite place to get outside for some fresh air and a walk.
By the time Carlos realized that his dog was dying, Monty was too sick to climb the mountain one last time. But Carlos did not let that stop them from summitting the British peak. With the aid of a wheelbarrow, he helped Monty up the side of the mountain so the dog could enjoy the fresh mountain air one final time before his life ended.
Carlos knew that Monty was going to die because his cancer returned. He passed away on June 21, 2021, after an eighteen-month battle with leukemia. Although Carlos knew that Monty was very weak for this final trip, he said that the dog “enjoyed all the fuss and attention” he got from well-wishers along the way.
“People on the hills were so kind and equally so sad at his deteriorating condition,” Carlos said. “In fact, total strangers asked if they could share in pushing Monty on his last journey – many total strangers shed a tear as we all love our little four-legged friends dearly. I would like very much to thank them all for their support, encouragement, and genuine concern over Monty. That little guy touched so many lives. Made everyone he came into contact with a smile and just take a moment to reflect how sometimes life’s not that bad.”
The dog died after surviving long enough to spend one last Father’s Day with the family.
Carlos added, “Our little companions are never judgmental, are always there waiting for you, and offer comfort when things haven’t gone well. I would like to thank all the wonderful people that we met in Brecon and on the hills for their true kindness and genuine sympathy. He was truly a special boy. God bless and goodnight, little fella.”
The photos of Monty shared on the internet were picked up by Daily Mail, and hundreds of people shared their reactions in the comments.
“The love of a pet and love for a pet can’t be measured. When I come home, my dog acts like he hasn’t seen me in a week! It’s so hard to say the final goodbye to these guys. They just always take a little piece of the heart when they cross over the Rainbow Bridge.”
“Mad respect to you, Sir. Pets are members of the family, especially dogs! May he Rest In Peace, and I hope you guys are reunited one day.”
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