When Reddit user SnooCupcakes8607’s neighbor agreed to pet sit their three pets, they were hopeful the four of them would get along — what they didn’t expect, however, was for their time together to be life-changing.
But that’s exactly what happened! In a letter sent soon after the Reddit user got home from their vacation, their elderly neighbor explained why the two weeks he spent with their German shepherd, beagle, and cat meant so much to him. Turns out, he had been feeling lonely for quite some time and had lost all motivation to find ways to improve his life. But after some time taking care of these adorable pets, something amazing happened.
“They gave me the motivation to restart my life again,” the elderly man wrote. “I started waking up early in the mornings. I began to take walks outside with your pets for the first time in years. Every 10 minutes, whenever I felt sad for a second, they would bark or rub against my leg and make me laugh.”
He added, “I adopted two dogs soon after. (You may have been hearing noise from my home, pardon them!) I now take regular walks to the park with them and talk with friends I made there. Anyways, I’d just like to say: Thank you so much. You brought back meaning to my life. And that’s all that matters.”
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