Here’s a little treat for you – my midday commentary. I cover all sorts of stories in my radio pieces – here’s one that’s not about politics:
Tommy and Maria had the most unusual of relationships. She was Italian. He was German — homeless – no family to speak of.
And so – one day — when he showed up at Maria’s home – she took him in.
They became lifelong companions and every Sunday when the church bells rang, Tommy joined Maria at church — sitting side by side for as long as anyone could remember.
Maria died a few months ago and Tommy found himself once again homeless.
Folks around town would give him food but he pretty much kept to himself — until Sunday mornings roll around.
And when the church bells ring, Tommy shows up – walking to the same spot where he and Maria once sat.
The priest says Tommy never causes a scene — says nary a word. He just sits there — quietly.
It’s made all the more remarkable because Tommy is a German Shepherd — waiting faithfully for his long lost friend.
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