On Saturday, Christina Summit's three-year-old black Labrador retriever and Great Dane mix swallowed a hard plastic ball and was rushed to the veterinarian hospital for emergency surgery to the tune of $2,700. It wasn't money her family had available, but being a devout animal lover and dog rescue volunteer, Christina had planned to work until the bill was paid according to CNN.com.
But along came a miraculous random act of kindness when a couple sat at the bar in the Holiday Inn in Summit, N.J. on Sunday and struck up a polite conversation about the paw print tattoo on Christina's wrist. She told them about her love for dogs and the rescue work she does by volunteering at a local pit bull rescue.
The conversation, of course got around to "how many dogs do you have?" That's when Christina told the kind couple about Tucker and how he was rushed to emergency surgery. Of course, the couple at the bar knew that surgery would be very expensive, but Christina explained to them that she worked three jobs, and she would pay the veterinary bill off because there never is a monetary value placed on a dog's life.
Then came a miracle; at least from one extremely kind couple who added a $1,000 tip onto their $80. dinner and bar tap. Even when Christina told the couple she could not accept such a large tip, they insisted and left her with, "we'll be praying for Tucker."
The manager of the Holiday Inn double checked the accuracy and intent of the huge tip.
Tucker did have the surgery and is now recuperating at home.
Summitt says she now has received messages from all over the world.
"I would also love nothing more than to publicly thank this couple in front of the world. I've never seen a random act give so many people so much hope," she wrote.
Get well soon Tucker. You have a great mom.
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