A man who recently lost two of his beloved pets was reduced to tears with his wife and daughter presented him with a new addition to the family.
Jaleen Xuereb of Ontario told ABC News her dad, James, was devastated when two of their beloved dogs, Nemo and Lucy, died of old age.
She and her mom decided it was time to get a new puppy when they heard James telling their surviving dog, Mini, that she needed a new friend.
Jaleen and her mom, Wanda, secretly adopted a bichon frise puppy and surprised James, recording the moment in a now-viral video posted to Facebook.
In the video, James reads a card the family wrote. The card read, “Hi, my name is Lumo. I am a boy bichon. No, I am not Nemo nor could I ever be Lucy. My mommy bought me to bring some happiness back into your life. So as we walk on this journey of life together may we celebrate our own wonderful memories and rekindle the beautiful memories that you had with Nemo and Lucy.”
James barely got through the first line before breaking down in tears. Jaleen finished reading the card for him before presenting him with his new puppy.
The family says they are excited to welcome the new addition to their family and look forward to making new memories.
Watch the heart-melting video below: