Twitter users enjoyed the touching moment a 96-year-old received a new puppy for her birthday.
The moment came months after her previous service dog had died.
Twitter user Ian Kellems shared footage of his great-grandmother’s first meeting with her new Maltipoo pup.
Her reaction is sure to brighten anyone’s day.
My Great-Grandma has been constantly asking for a puppy ever since her dog died a few months ago. She was surprised… https://t.co/xJLfYKPlc0— Ian Kellems (@Ian Kellems) 1540910914.0
The video has been widely shared on the social media site and on YouTube.
Great Grandma Surprised With New Puppy youtu.be
People loved Nadine's reaction to her new Maltipoo puppy.
When she said "is it mine?" I LOST IT MAN 😭 https://t.co/nNt4CbEeqN— MarMar🍂 (@MarMar🍂) 1541143476.0
I’m not crying you are https://t.co/dSzpQHJHRl— Sam 🤤 (@Sam 🤤) 1541173428.0
@ian_kellems @GracefulMemer There’s nothing like the unconditional love of a dog or cat. They love you no matter wh… https://t.co/sAPAmpEv8r— BridgettiestBridgeeEver (@BridgettiestBridgeeEver) 1541148584.0
@ian_kellems https://t.co/m9kINApeFw— Haley (@Haley) 1541296893.0
@ian_kellems @thecommonmandy This legit makes my heart so happy 😭💓— Jen (@Jen) 1541385550.0
@ian_kellems https://t.co/5rYgueAmGc— Danny 🌊 (@Danny 🌊) 1541225906.0
@ian_kellems @darbsauce @asapfrbz oh my god I’m for real crying— Mallory McConomy (@Mallory McConomy) 1541284380.0
@ian_kellems 🥺🥺🥺 https://t.co/9cjWdMmdhF— Sedusa 🌹 (@Sedusa 🌹) 1541397299.0
@ian_kellems @tenshiinakamura @rfwilliford forget meme of the week, here's your heartfelt video of the week— Jackie 🌻 (@Jackie 🌻) 1541428430.0
@jweisenfelder18 @ian_kellems @tenshiinakamura Hey, just cryin' at my desk.— R. Francis Williford (@R. Francis Williford) 1541436718.0
@ian_kellems @destiny25_ Cryinnn https://t.co/MxKkfod5tf— 𝕯 𝕽 𝕴 𝕻 (@𝕯 𝕽 𝕴 𝕻) 1541288771.0
@ian_kellems @kweags This was amazing and wonderful and I'm crying I loved it so much. I shared it with some family— spookshow baby 💖 pancakes 😘 (@spookshow baby 💖 pancakes 😘) 1541119736.0
@ian_kellems @astrowrIds https://t.co/rPfF8DopjD— Answer♡ (@Answer♡) 1541286903.0
Ian says the affection his great-grandma showed hasn’t stopped since.
He told the Press Association:
“She absolutely loves the puppy."
WWII veteran Nadine holds her new puppyIan Kellums/Twitter
“She is very old however so her two daughters take care of the dog full time, she just holds it and cuddles it while she is awake.”
Ian’s great grandma, Nadine, owned a service dog for 12 years until it passed away recently. She was devastated after her previous seeing eye dog Abby passed away on August 1.
She has been asking for a new one since.
So, for her birthday her two daughters and grandchildren surprised her with a Maltipoo puppy. Nadine lives in West Valley, Utah, with her two daughters.
"My great grandma clearly cannot fully care for a puppy, and that is why she lives with her two daughters who will be the primary caregivers and owners of the puppy."
“My great grandma is a WWII vet and the sweetest woman alive and I just hope this video spreads some joy."
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.