A new trend is starting in the world right now, and it’s possibly the best trend we’ve seen so far this year. People are lending their furry friends to their elders, and the reason couldn’t be any sweeter:
As the quarantine gets tougher and our loneliness increases, some good people decided to help their elders get through the loneliness by giving them their dogs temporarily.
Author Clare Pooley kicked off the heartwarming photo thread when she took to social media on Monday to share a photo of her 11-year-old border terrier, Otto, nestled on the lap of her father Peter, 83.
Dogs are great at a lot of things, but one particular thing they are great at is relieving stress, they are just terribly good at making us feel better, and we need them now more than ever.
Clare, 51, from Fulham, west London, wrote on the social media platform: ‘I’ve loaned my ancient terrier to my dad as a support dog during self Isolation.
‘He doesn’t need walks any more – just a garden, love and a lap. I miss him terribly, but this picture made me so happy.’
She also added:
‘Like everyone, I’m terribly worried about my parents at the moment, especially since London is likely to be locked down soon, and I may not be able to see them for weeks, or even months.’
‘My Dad is terribly sociable, and loves walking around the town chatting and joking with everyone he meets, so self-isolation will be particularly hard for him
‘He adores Otto. They are like two old men together, and communicate without words. Otto is a bit doddery and farty but, to be honest, so is my dad.’
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