Eight year-old Bryson Killean, of Virginia, gained attention recently with a high-profile campaign to save his pet pup.
Bryson set up a GoFundMe in order to raise funds to treat his puppy, Bruce, from a highly contagious canine virus known as Parvo. Initially with a goal of $800, the campaign raised a staggering $5,000 in total.
Bryson also proved to be a real hero when, to the surprise of his family, he set up a curbside stall where he sold his beloved Pokémon card collection. Young pup Bruce underwent successful treatment for Parvo and is now reunited with Bryson and family at home – but the story doesn’t stop there.
The Pokémon Company got wind of Bryson’s heroic deeds, and made contact with Bryson to send him a pack of very rare Pokémon cards and a handwritten letter professing their admiration for his good deeds.
All the additional funds from Bryson’s GoFundMe and the sale of his cards are going towards future vaccinations for Bruce and other sick dogs in his community.
Now that Bryson and Bruce are healthy and reunited, I wonder if he’s up for swapping my shiny Charizard…