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Lonely Grandfather Can't Help But Cry When Given A New Puppy

Sometimes the best present you can give someone is to remind them of what they already have. Francois Vermeir, an 85-year-old retiree from Belgium, was living alone after his wife of 63-years passed away. To make things worse, Vermeir's beloved dog also died just 3-months before his wife. His daughter and grandchildren knew he was feeling lonely, so they decided on the perfect gift for him.

Vermeir and his late wife

With the help of Vermeir's daughter and her husband, his granddaughter Lisa picked out an adorable dog to keep him company.

The Yorkshire Terrier, named Snoopy, must have been a good choice, because as soon as Vermeir sees it he bursts into happy tears.

While his reaction to the puppy is heartwarming, it's clear from this video that Vermeir's loving family is the real gift.

Since his grandson Davy Vanhaesendonck uploaded this video in 2014, more than 7 million people have watched his priceless reaction.

"I can't believe it," he says as he takes the adorable dog into his arms, "is this for me?"

It's nice to know that Vermeir won't be all alone in his house anymore. Although he tells Lindanieuws that Snoopy can be a real troublemaker.

"I'm glad I have a new dog, but also such lovely children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild," he said.

"Without them I might not have been here through the grief."

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