Mrs. Dunne was nervous to return to class after a break. Not only was she grieving the loss of her beloved dog, Charlie, but she'd have to tell her primary school students what had happened with the pup. It seems the Golden Retriever was a big topic of conversations in Mrs. Dunne's class, but after vets discovered an inoperable tumor pressing on his heart, Charlie had to be put down. Mrs. Dunne told her students the sad news in the morning and by the end of the day a boy named Callum had made a card to help his teacher get through her loss.
Mrs. Dunne's daughter, who lives in Glasgow, Scotland, posted the sweet card to Twitter, saying:
Mum’s been so upset about the dog being put to sleep and stressing about having to go back into school today, and she got this from a wee boy in her class
Looking at Lucie Dunne's social media pages, it's clear that Charlie was loved and his loss is painful for the family.
Never thought for a second I’d have to say goodbye this soon - only had you in my life for 18 short months but it’s not made it the slightest bit easier to let you go ☹️ The most special dog in the entire world, I’ll love and remember you forever Charlie 💔💘 Heart is broken but here r some of his cutest lil moments, being the adorable pup he was right up until the end 🐶✨ Rest easy Chunk 💖
We love Callum's sweet acrostic poem, and we're sure Charlie was...
But mostly he was special and so is Callum.
So sad to hear about the dog--but bless little Callum! I hope that he stays sweet even when he grows up--the world needs people like him. His parents are bringing him up well. x— Layla Medina (@noammunition) February 20, 2018
C compassionate— Bacon Snork (@baconsnork) February 20, 2018
Oh my God.... that is a good boy, what a good, sweet child! And RIP Charlie!— Mrs Alabama worley (@MimiVonPeach) February 20, 2018
Rest in peace, sweet Charlie.