When our lives are turned upside down we look to those that are our closest to us to help us, but sometimes it’s the selfless act of a stranger that can leave us speechless.
U.S. Staff Sgt. Andrew Morales has knowledge of this firsthand. While serving in Afghanistan he adopted two Anatolian Shepherds, Dusty and Wyatt.
“They are pretty much your best friend,” he said.
Morales returned home to San Diego, California and brought his dogs with him. However, he was recently reassigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The Marine wanted to bring his two buddies with him, but he encountered some resistance.
In planning his move the Marine planned to bring his two pups with him, but he was told the dogs were too large to fly on commercial flights.
What could he do? It looked like he may have no choice but to leave his four legged friends behind in California.
He contacted the rescue league who helped him bring Dusty and Wyatt to the U.S. and when they turned to Facebook for help on behalf of the soldier a miracle took place. Helen Rosburg saw their plea for help and answered.
Helen Rosburg saw their plea for help and answered. She is the great-granddaughter of William Wrigley, the founder of the Wrigley Chewing Gum company, and heiress to the Wrigley fortune.
It was easy for her to step up and help because of her love for animals. “He was going to lose his dogs and I said, ‘Not on my watch,’” Rosburg told ABC Affiliate WWAY.
“He’s a hero on so many different levels. The Wrigley’s are an extremely patriotic family, and I am a true Wrigley child.”
Morales and his wife, Kristen, are thrilled to have the dogs with them. “They’re my babies,” said Kristen.
The Marine appreciates what she did for them and thanked her from the bottom of his heart. You don’t need to be a millionaire to do something nice for someone.
In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who couldn’t care more.