Burger King is doing what it can to make the final months of a terminally ill dog’s life as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Cody, a 10-year-old boxer-lab mix from Toledo, Ohio, has cancer and was given three months to live back in May. In a letter posted on Twitter on Sunday, July 15, Cody’s owner, Alex Karcher, recalls he was “heartbroken” by the diagnoses, but began feeding the canine Burger King cheeseburgers with his medications to make it “easier and more enjoyable for him.”
— Karch (@AKarchh) July 16, 2018
During his July 15 trip to Burger King for Cody’s treat, Karcher says he explained Cody’s story to an employee and was then asked to wait for a minute after receiving the beloved pet’s food.
“A few minutes later, [the employee] returned after talking to her manager. She asked us for a name and said that the rest of the cheeseburgers for Cody would be free at their location,” Karcher wrote.
Since sharing this story on Twitter, Karcher has received dozens of well wishes from pet and Burger King lovers alike. “What a nice, selfless thing to do,” one person wrote. “Thanks @BurgerKing for doing a random act of kindness.”
Another added: “I’m headed to the Toledo area from AZ – I may have to stop by for a burger to support this great establishment!”
Karcher concluded his letter by stating that his family is “beyond appreciative” for the fast food giant’s gesture, and later added on Twitter that he was grateful for the “love and kindness” Burger King has shown his family. “It’s appreciated more than words can describe,” he said.
Burger King’s official Twitter account even responded to Karcher’s story with a touching statement: “The world needs more kindness and empathy. Thank you for giving us the chance to do this for Cody.”