A Real Life, Feel Good Story

The lovely Mrs. Budwick had just completed her last delivery for Meals On Wheels and was headed back to the church to return their cooler. As Mrs. Budwick approached a stop light she noticed a puppy running in the middle of the road. As she got closer, the pup veered to the side of the road where a telephone service truck was parked. The pup got up on his two hind legs with his two front paws on the side of the truck. Mrs. Budwick came up along side of the truck, opened her passenger side window and called out to the man in the truck, "Is that your dog?". The serviceman replied, "No, he's been here a couple times trying to get in my truck."

Mrs. Budwick replied, "Well, he can get in with me!"

Mrs. Budwick opened the door and the pup came bounding into the car, promptly found a place to sit on her lap and began to greet her with puppy kisses and a wagging tail. The pup was so wiggly, she wasn't able to grab the dog tags and see what kind of identification he had. The serviceman had crawled out of his truck and offered to help read the tags while Mrs. Budwick retrieved the small stainless steel bowl from under her seat and opened a bottle of water to pour into the bowl. [Rescuing strays is not uncommon for Mrs. Budwick - she is always prepared.]

The service man read the dogs name and address printed on the tags and said, "This address is pretty close. Turn right here, go north three streets make another right. The address should be on the left, about halfway down the block." Mrs. Budwick thanked the serviceman and tried to get the pup settled in for a short drive. The pup would have none of that! He was happy to be on her lap, giving her thankful kisses.

A few minutes later Mrs. Budwick and the puppy were nearing the address the serviceman had read to her. She saw a boy maybe 8 - 9 years old squatting on the sidewalk with his hands on his head. As she got closer, she could see the boy was sobbing, in great distress. Mrs. Budwick pulled up near the boy and called out to him, "Did you lose your dog?" The boy lifted his eyes, red and full of tears. He saw his dog as it leaped from the window into the his arms.

There were more tears, this time tears of relief and joy. All the boy could say between his emotional breaths was, "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Mrs. Budwick spoke to the boy and told him was smart to have put his home address on the tags. She wished the boy and his pup a good day, and drove on back to the church.

Image for post A Real Life, Feel Good Story
88% Awe! 13% Budwick, you don't deserve a good woman like her! 0% Budwick, you're just trying to divert attention from Trump's Russian collusion! 0% Other
Budwicks avatar Countries & Places
Share
9 32
This user has deactivated their account.
@2622141

Thanks Trooper. It really made Mrs. Budwick's day! (The boy and pup too!)

This user has deactivated their account.
@2622157

I know! Warm and fuzzy, ain't it?

This user has deactivated their account.
@2622162

Yeah, I asked her the same thing. She didn't stay long - stranger in the neighborhood, crying little boy, crisis already resolved - she didn't make much small talk.

But I agree with you. Hopefully the kid learned that lesson on his own.

This user has deactivated their account.
@2622168

Our home has often been a way point for lost dogs. If the little pup didn't have a tag with the address, it would have taken a day or two to find it through channels - and the little guy would have been a temporary member of our pack.

Rescuing wayward dogs is a personal mission of hers. Just one of many reasons to love her.

This user has deactivated their account.
@2622190

Thank you - for loving that dog!
Thank the man that caught him for you!
That was another good story! And, you managed to tell your story effectively, with one tenth the words I used! Impressive!

Wonderful story. Thanks for a smile to start my day. cool smilie

Geez Bud, and someone was on here wondering if anyone would just do a good deed for the sake of it. Meals on wheels and a good rescued puppy story. Good job.

@ozzyboy Geez Bud, and someone was on here wondering if anyone would just do a good deed for the sake of it. Meals on wheels...

Thanks Oz - For the sake of clarity - it was Mrs. Budwick not me. She is so much a better person than me.

Stories don't get any better than this! Your wife must have felt awfully good after that. I'm happy for everyone involved.

After a long day at work this post was a real shot in the arm. Thanks for sharing.

PhilboydStudges avatar PhilboydStudge Budwick, you don't deserve a good woman like her! +2Reply

Mrs. Budwick sure is a nice lady.

This user has deactivated their account.
@2636680

Thanks Shinrin! I agree wholeheartedly. I'll giver her your regards.

Thank ya for sharing such a beautiful and touching story. It brought tears of joy to my eyes. It makes me know that there are still amazing people out there doing good things biggrin smilie

@Lil_Princess Thank ya for sharing such a beautiful and touching story. It brought tears of joy to my eyes. It makes me know that...

Lot's of people do good things. It's just that we don't get to hear about them all that often.

When Mrs. Budwick told me about this yesterday - we both teared up. Puppy saved, boys broken heart mended - come on - it's a freaking Disney movie! Anyway, I wanted to share, and I'm really glad you got your fair share of warm fuzzies from it.

A wonderful, "feel-good" smile to brighten up a grey winter morning, thank you for sharing it. There are wonderful people around!
smile smilie

Please   login   or signup   to leave a comment.