The world has become a difficult place and difficult times require drastic change, but dogs are man’s best friend. The story of John Unger Schoep will melt your heart and makes you cry with good reason.
The photos of this man and his furry friend have gone viral, but they have also become synonymous with pure love and compassion. Remember the man who floated in the water, holding his dog close to his body?
John Unger adopted a puppy, Schoep, at just 8 months old, and he has a strong bond with his new pet. They had so many adventures together, but he didn’t need too much time to gain his confidence. He needed all the love in the world when his former owner abused him, the dog’s owner said.
When Schoep was 19, he was diagnosed with dysplasia and arthritis, and John struggled with depression at the time. The separation was bad, but he proved to be a perfect therapist and they helped each other in the most beautiful way.
The friendship was captured on camera by a John’s friend and the world was impressed. Unger felt better, John was happier, and they drifted for hours in the water.
People can develop strong bonds with their pets and their love knows no bounds, and John bought all the medications the dog needed. Dog lovers from around the world have offered to donate money to support Schoep’s treatment, and he has bought the medication he needs. But unfortunately Shoep died at 20.
He has got a new puppy named Bear and he is his way of dealing with the pain.