Dog Passed Away In A House Fire – Children Collapsed Into Tears With Dad Surprise
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Imagine losing it all in a split second. For Ashley Sylvia and her family from Bluffdale, Utah, life would never be the same again, when fire flames tore through their family home, reducing it to dust. Their whole world collapsed as the firefighters carried out the family’s beloved five-year-old Dachshund, Flash, who lay lifeless in the fireman’s arms. Losing a pet is truly devastating. Pets are a part of our families. For children, they can often be treated like a sibling. It is normal for us to grieve when we lose our pets to old age. But to lose a 5-year-old dog to a house fire is just gutwrenching.
At the time, Ashley tried to remain hopeful as the firefighters fought the blaze. But things were not in the family’s favor. “Despite flames bursting from the house, I was hopeful that Flash would make it through. Unfortunately, just a few minutes later I saw the firemen coming out holding Flash, but in his arms, was a limp and lifeless pup. I immediately fell to my knees and began sobbing, it felt like a scene from a horror film. Breaking the news to the children was the hardest part of all.” said Ashley, remembering in sorrow the fatal day. Flash was an irreplaceable part of their family and they spent hours crying over the heartbreaking news of his death.
Their children moved to tears
Six months after the “traumatizing” tragedy, the Sylvia family have moved back into their fully renovated home, but still something was missing: their beloved furry friend – Flash. To really make the house feel like a home, Ashley and her husband Andrew had the idea to surprise their kids with a new family member. “We had been searching for a little while, but after seeing the ad for Teddy, I drove and picked him up that day, without even telling my husband.” That morning the kids were sitting in the kitchen eating their breakfast. Then came up their dad Andrew holding in his arms the the newest member of the Sylvia family, Teddy, an adorable adopted dog. Such a sweet surprise. They couldn’t believe it! Watch the video, this moved to tears Dallin and Clarie, overwhelmed by the surprise.