Last month, Matthew McVey saw a sad change in his grandmother, Shirley. It happened after her beloved dog Kinsey died, ending their 14 long years together. She was having trouble coping.
Since Shirley's husband passed away in 2011, she and Kinsey had grown especially close. But now her canine companion was gone, too.
"She was always upset and said sometimes she would feel so empty without her 'little shadow.' That’s what my granddad would call her," McVey told The Dodo. "Kinsey was really the only thing that made her happy."
Shirley's family wanted to help heal her broken heart — and they found the perfect someone for the job.