As Watts pet Leo, she also got a chance to chat with his dad. She found out that he has severe PTSD from serving as a Navy SEAL, and that Leo helps him every day. Not only is Leo eager to greet and befriend anyone who comes into the store, he’s also his dad’s biggest support system, and that’s clearly his most important — and favorite — job of all.
“As Michael spoke about his time in the military, Leo jumped up and ran to him and looked to be comforting him,” Watts said. “That moment in and of itself was just one of the many reasons I love dogs.”
Since then, Watts has already went back to visit Leo, and has noticed that a lot of people seem to come into the store just to see him. He’s a great friend to so many people in the community — and loves helping out his dad, with his adorable smile and huge heart.
“I wish everyone could see Leo in person,” Watts said. “The pictures I took of him do not do him justice, but hopefully the story of his life and the joy he brings to people and especially the love he gives his human will touch others.”