Soon after Michaella Wallace, a Pennsylvania college student, left for her second semester, her dad found a creative way to make her smile and Twitter couldn’t help but smile right along with her.
Wallace told Liftable, a brand of The Western Journal, that her dad, Terry, has always “gone the extra mile” to make her laugh and foster a connection with her.
“My dads been doing things to make me laugh my whole life,” she told Liftable. “His time he gets to spend with us has always been limited due to his work schedule so he has always tried to make the best of it.”
She shared a great example of this on Twitter on Jan. 24, 2019, in a post that has since gone viral. The tweet featured the family’s dog, an 11-year-old lhasa-chon named Lucky, and his favorite stuffed bear.
The bear was given to Wallace’s mother around six years ago, but Lucky quickly claimed the bear as his own.
Wallace explained, “It has no stuffing left in it anymore and it goes everywhere with him. Outside to the bathroom, upstairs to sleep at night, and he plays with at all times. He protects it like it’s his own baby.”
Lucky’s “baby” had been lost in a recent snow storm. Once the snow melted, however, the bear was found but in a poor state of health.
Terry knew exactly how to “revive” the soggy, wet bear and make his college daughter laugh at the same time.
At first, the texts from Terry seemed concerned for the poor bear’s health.
“I have sad news… I found one of Lucky’s babies outside… He might have passed,” he wrote.
But then there was a small flicker of hope or a “slight pulse.”
But Terry wasn’t done yet. He knew this beloved bear would need plenty of rest before being able to comfort Lucky and go on all of the doggy adventures, so he made sure that the bear would be comfortable while in recovery.
Lucky, of course, stopped by to give his well wishes.
The tweet has now been liked over 600,000 times, which was not what Wallace could’ve ever expected.
“I figured a few friends would see it and enjoy it and that was it,” she told Liftable. “The first night I went to bed with 1,000 likes and was flabbergasted to wake up the next morning to see 20,000 likes already, and to know have it at almost 600,000 is crazy to me.”
She said that her dad also can’t believe how many people have laughed at his elaborate survival plan. She said, “He keeps saying, ‘all I was doing was trying to make you laugh and now I have almost 600,000 people laughing.'”
my dogs stuffed animal was left outside and my dad made sure so save him.. pic.twitter.com/ysgViljoxS
— michaella (@oohhhkayyy) January 24, 2019
Wallace shared with Love What Matters that the bear is “completely recovered” and that Lucky is back to protecting him once again.
Her dad told her that there was only one thing he hoped people would learn from this story, “Some people can make any situation worse, and some people can make any situation better… always be that second person, even if it’s your dog’s soaking wet stuffed animal.”
Truth and Accuracy
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.