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Daughter documents bond between her father and his dog, Dolly [Video]



What You Need To Know!

  • A man named John and his Pomeranian pup, Dolly, have gone viral on TikTok thanks to videos posted by John’s daughter, Katie, under the account @_dadanddolly.
  • John was diagnosed with mild-cognitive impairment, an early stage of memory loss, and Dolly has become his companion and helps keep him active.
  • Katie believes that Dolly helps keep John engaged and will challenge his memory in a positive way.

Meet John and Dolly, the dynamic duo who have captured the hearts of millions on TikTok with their heartwarming videos.

John’s daughter, Katie, started sharing their interactions under the account @_dadanddolly, and the world has fallen in love with their bond. John, 86, was diagnosed with mild-cognitive impairment, but with Dolly by his side, he is happy and engaged.

Katie moved John into the apartment next door to her about two-and-a-half years ago, and the move brought them closer together. “It has been really nice for our relationship,” Katie shared.

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“Caring for someone makes you think and appreciate life a lot.” Dolly, a sweet and easy-going Pomeranian, has become the perfect companion for John. She keeps him active, but doesn’t push him too far, and helps him engage with the world around him.

Since sharing their heartwarming videos, Katie has found a community of caregivers who have aging parents, and she wants to spread awareness on the importance of keeping a sense of community with elderly people and aging parents.

“The world to me today, especially looking after my dad, feels kind of exclusive for older people, as in they are not included a lot,” she added. “It’s fun to see someone my dad’s age on [social media]. I hope it’s part of a movement where older people will get more respect and consideration.”

With Dolly by his side, John is proof that companionship can make all the difference in the world.