Kernel the Great Dane
Quiz by: rmd

An elderly couple was hiking in Boston
when they came across a massive Great Dane
and they had no idea how consequential
that chance encounter would end up being.

Colonel, the Great Dane's human, Alyssa,
runs an off-leash dog walking program in the area.
On one of their walks, Alyssa noticed
how the couple was laughing together
while watching Colonel and she introduced them.

From then on they saw each other on the trail
all the time and the couple started
to feel like Colonel's adopted grandparents.
But one day Alyssa came across grandma on the trail
and she was all by herself.

She explained that her husband had passed away
and that she'd actually come out to the trail
specifically looking for Colonel, seeking
some comfort and companionship.

Alyssa, who lost her mother at a young age
and is no stranger to loss, immediately suggested
that they exchange information.
So now Colonel's Grandma joins for a hike
every single week.

As a former professional photographer,
she loves taking pictures of Colonel
and sometimes of Huckleberry the Hedgehog.
The weekly hikes give her a fulfilling routine
and a sense of belonging.

On Mother's Day, grandma invited Colonel and Alyssa over for dinner,
giving Alyssa that sense of belonging in return.

I'm Jen, and I post something positive every day.
You can see more of this friendship on Colonel's account,
which is tagged and in the caption.
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