There was one thing, however, that could chase the grieving grandmother's blues away - a little dog named Jenni. Helen's family knew she wanted to get another dog, so after finding a pup much like the one she'd lost, Nicole decided the pet would make a sweet surprise.
"She was shocked. She wasn't expecting it at all," said Nicole. "My mother was crying, I was crying. Seeing how happy she was brought everyone to tears. Even my dog, you could hear she was excited about the puppy too."