Mrs. Dunne, a teacher in Glasgow, Scotland, often shared photos and stories of her beloved Golden Retriever, Charlie with her young students. When the dog unexpectedly passed away due to an inoperable tumor pressing on his heart, she dreaded telling the children.
Dunne decided to share the heartbreaking news first thing in the morning. At the end of the day, a compassionate little boy named Callum presented her with the sweetest sympathy card to show his support.
“Callum had asked for paper in class on Monday, and wrote her the note without her realizing,” Mrs. Dunne’s daughter, Lucie shared with People. “She was quite touched when he gave her it, as were the family when she showed us that night. I tweeted it straight away because of how lovely it was and it just blew up unexpectedly! He was the most lovable dog I’ve ever met, and everyone knew him because I was always posting photos and videos of him. He was just amazing.”
Mum’s been so upset about the dog being put to sleep and stressing about having to go back into school today, and she got this from a wee boy in her class 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/2qslb572CX
— lucie (@luciedunne_) February 19, 2018
The card includes an acrostic poem little Callum created using the letters of Charlie’s name:
To Mrs. Dunne,
Sorry if you don’t like it or it makes you emotional.
I want to say that I’m sorry about your dog. I want to say that your dog was –
Cheeky. I bet your dog was really cheeky.
Happy. I bet your dog was always happy.
Adorable. I bet your dog was super adorable.
Relative. I bet your dog was really related to you.
Lucky. I bet your dog was really lucky to have you.
Incredible. I bet your dog was super incredible.
Energetic. I bet your dog was always full of energy.
But most of all, I know your dog was special and your dog is in a better place and is looking over you.
Charlie was a good dog.
Not only did the touching note warm the hearts of the Dunne family, Callum also won over the Twitterverse. Lucie’s post has more than 140,000 likes and dozens of comments expressing admiration for the “wee” poet and artist – and the parents who raised him!
H/T to People
Featured Images via Lucie Dunne