We think of angels having wings, but some come with fur instead of wings.
Brad Beal of Lincolnton, N.C., used to wonder what his 2½-year-old German Shepherd, Boh, does during the day.
Dianne Gallagher reports for WCNC, March 5, 2014, that it was only when Boh went missing that Beal found out his dog was spending his days in the nearby Forest Lawn Cemetery comforting the mourners.
Update (Dec. 22, 2018): The WCNC link no longer works.
Beal said Boh “just started going over to the graveyard and hanging out with the guys as they were working on the graves out here and he just kind of became a part. He would walk the ladies from their cars to the office every morning. He’d console the families.”
Forest Lawn Cemetery, on E. Hwy 150, was the last place Boh was seen. A person working at the cemetery said they saw a woman wearing scrubs put the dog in her car and drive off on February 28th.
In addition to searching on foot and in their cars, Tina Kennedy and Brad Beal posted photos and pleas on Facebook. The posts went viral and the messages started pouring in. One man said: “You won’t believe what your dog done for me. He’s helped me grieve through this process.’ And we’re finding all this out on Facebook.”
Comments on photos and shared links called the dog “God’s shepherd watching over loved ones gone, but not forgotten.” Other people shared their personal stories on how Boh comforted them in their time of need.
Happily, this story has a joyous ending.
His owners say it was a post on the Facebook page that led them to the dog.