Today, in the wake of the terrific Charlie Hebdo attack, it can be hard to find things to smile about. But we still must try.
People make the world beautiful in many ways. Today, I am smiling about the Facebook group/campaign, Photo Doggies for Anthony. The group was started by Roberta Lucero-Koron in order to bring some cheer to her friend’s 16-year-old son, Anthony, who is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Photo Doggies for Anthony asks Facebook users around the world to post pictures of their dogs along with information about where the dog lives. As of two days ago, over half a million puppy photos had been posted – and the number has continued to grow exponentially since then.
If you love puppies and need a boost of spirit today, check out the pictures. And if you have a puppy, consider posting a photo and sharing a positive, get-well/supportive message with Anthony.
Here is what we posted on behalf of our little smooshie guy:
“Hello, Anthony! My name is Ollie. I live in Greensboro, NC and I’m six months old. I hate wearing silly coats in the winter – and love playing with tennis balls! My people and I are sending you best wishes for your treatment and recovery! Xo (& WOOF!).”
Do you like puppy photos? What cheers you up during a tough time? And how do you cheer others up when they need support?