Logan's dad, who was battling cancer for nearly nine years was also allergic to dogs. After his death, he gifted Logan the one thing he really wanted.
A 13-year-old boy was moved to tears when he got a surprise. Logan Kavaluskis of Hudsonville, Michigan, has always wanted a dog, but he couldn't get one because his father was allergic to dogs. Logan's dad, Joe was diagnosed with myeloma cancer and for nine years, each day was a fight. In January 2020, Joe lost his fight and passed away at the age of 47. All this time there was just one wish that Joe couldn't fulfill and that was getting Logan a dog. But, before he died, Joe came up with a plan to surprise his son with the one thing he wanted more than anything, according to Little Things.
A Hudsonville father who was severely allergic to dogs makes arrangements so that 5 days after his death from cancer, his young son receives a new puppy. See the heart-warming story here… https://t.co/KBlTefU0l5— FOX 17 (@FOX17) February 2, 2020
“I think it’s probably the best gift, I’ve ever gotten, from my dad,” Logan Kavaluskis said, reports Fox 17. On January 13, Logan turned 13 and that's when he got a beautiful surprise from his late father. The unsuspecting teen was under the impression that they were going to pick a dog for his cousin, but the dog was meant to be a gift for Logan from his dad, who passed away just five days before Logan's birthday.
This is probably going to be the most meaningful gift in Logan's life. “So much love, and comfort, and distraction, because we can’t sit still,” Logan's mom Melanie Kavaluskis said. Logan's father knew how to help heal his family, even after his passing. “We’re raising our boys to be that too. It’s really important to us. To pay it forward,” Melanie said. In the video that's been shared. Logan’s cousin Jon turns around in their car and hands the boy an adorable Boston terrier puppy.
At first, Logan has a surprised look on his face, but he soon starts crying when he's told that the dog was a gift from his late dad. “That’s from your dad,” his cousin Jon tells him. “That’s your dog.” Logan looks visibly shocked and surprised at the same time, having had no clue about this. “Dad wanted you to have a puppy.” Thus, this is how Logan met his best friend, whom they've now named Indy.
It's a tough time for the family, especially because they've lost someone they love. Gestures like this help them cope with the loss to a certain extent. In this particular situation, they will now be a bit preoccupied because taking care of Indy will serve as a distraction. Leaving a lasting message to a grieving family is just one way to help them cope with the loss they're experiencing.