It turned out, the man's dog had an accidental litter of puppies. He was wondering if maybe Thomas and Taylor might like to have one to help fill the Knox-shaped hole in her heart.
Thomas, who's the foster coordinator at the Maryland SPCA, was understandably skeptical. She asked if they could visit the puppies.
When the couple arrived, she found them all being well cared for - and one puppy, in particular, giving her those, well, eyes.