Recently my son Corey and I developed an idea - "ARK" - Acts of Random Kindness - is what we believe to be the avenue for friendship of all. I have recently been the recipient of an act of random kindness that has enforced my belief in ARK and what it can accomplish.
Our dog Miller ran away from a kennel while my wife and I were on vacation. Accidents happen, and in no way will I criticize the kennel as they spent a great deal of time and effort in trying to locate Miller for us.
Fifty-four extremely long days had passed when a friend of my wife's called stating that she had seen a picture on Facebook of our dog. While searching for area yard sales she had coincidentally ran across a picture of a dog that looked similar to Miller. Sherry, my wife, went on Facebook and confirmed that it was our Miller; the name of the person putting up the photo was Betty Beatty in St. Marys, which unbelievably is over 37 miles from our residence.
Bob and Betty Beatty invited us the use their deck to watch for his return. Nine hours my wife was parked out on the Beatty's deck watching for Miller, and to our delight two ladies from the Wood County Humane Society, who live in New Martinsville, brought a cage for us to use after their work hour.
The cage was placed behind both Bob and Betty Beatty's and John and Barb Burns' homes. These two couples had been leaving food out for Miller for the past five days. That night at 10:15 p.m. we received a call that Miller had been caught. We immediately jumped into our vehicle and drove the 37 miles to pick up our long-lost pup! Miller is glad to be home, and a lot of love is pouring from him to us and from our family to him.
We appreciate Bob and Betty Beatty, and John and Barb Burns; truly great people, whose act of random kindness has not only given us back our Miller, but has created new friendships which will last for many years to come.