Grab a tissue... this is too cute!
8-year-old Bryson Kliemann from Virginia decided to sell his whole Pokémon collection to save his sick dog, Bruce
Bryson and his mother, Kimberly Woodruff, had noticed their four-month-old puppy didn’t seem his usual self. "He wasn't coming out of his crate,” said Woodruff, “he wasn't eating.” So they rushed him off to the vet
According to People, Bruce was diagnosed with parvo... a contagious virus, which can be lethal if left untreated. The medical treatment was going to cost $700, which the family did not have.
"It made me kind of sad,” said Bryson, “because usually my brother and sister play together, and I don't have anybody to play with. So, I usually play with him." So on May 4, he grabbed his Pokémon collection that he’d been collecting for half his life, set up a table outside his home with a sign that read “Pokemon 4 Sale,” and sold his collection!
Mom wasn’t at home when the Pokémon pop-up appeared, but her husband sent a photo to her of their son and his sale.
According to the Washington Post, Bryson sold the cards for $5 - $10 apiece. However, once people heard about his fundraiser through Facebook, they began to donate with no expectation of Pokémon cards in return.
The response from Facebook and the local community led Woodruff to create a GoFundMe to further aid in getting Bruce the treatment he needed. Initially hoping to hit $800, Bryson has spurred the raising of more than $15,000. And on May 10, Woodruff posted that Bruce got the procedure and is now healing up.
"We thank all of you for your continued love and support,” posted Woodruff. “Any further donations will be used to help other families and the animals."