Being with your friend during big moments in their life is a gift and isn’t something most would pass up for any reason. Charlie, a black lab mix, and his owner Kelly O’Connell had been through many important moments during the 15 years they had together. Kelly had adopted Charlie when he was only 12-weeks old.
Charlie had been found abandoned in a shopping cart. One of Charlie’s last acts was to be there for Kelly on her wedding day. Kelly got married earlier this month in Colorado to James Garvin. O’Connell and Garvin are both veterinarians and wanted Charlie to be at their wedding, but many people didn’t think Charlie would make it.
Charlie had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his body was weak and frail. On the big day, Charlie was too weak to walk down the aisle on his own, so one of Kelly’s younger sister and maid of honor carried him.