Patrick told Wilma that there was no way he was leaving town and moving on without his dog. He also feared his dog might be adopted out to someone else or worse — euthanized.
Wilma could not believe what had happened and, recognizing just how much Patrick loved his dog, felt compelled to help him. She and a friend pooled their money together and headed to the shelter with Patrick in tow.
They made a quick stop at the store first, though, to make sure Patrick had the supplies to properly care for Franklin, such as a water bowl, dog food, and toys. Soon, Patrick found himself face-to-face with his beloved dog, receiving oodles of sloppy doggie smooches.
Patrick, a grown man, began to cry when they were reunited. He could not believe the generosity that Wilma, a complete stranger two hours before, had shown to him and Franklin.
“You did more for me than most people have done in my life. You don’t know how much I thank you.”
But Wilma wasn’t done there. As the owner of Mr. K’s Halfway House for Hounds and Kittys Too, she was inspired by Patrick’s love for his dog and set up a GoFundMe page to help out the duo who needed a gentle boost to get back on their feet — and paws.
Even though Wilma quickly shrugs off the praise she’s received for her kind deed, she encourages everyone to not “judge a book by its cover.” She emphasized that everyone deserves a chance and you never know when it might be you that needs the help.