LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Amos (Our Savior's Way - Ashburn, Virginia), and his team decided to celebrate Kindness Week by delivering flowers with notes to let others know they matter, are loved, and are special. Team members wrote out the notes as they thought about the recipient and the message they would receive. The handlers and ministry partners prayed for each person as they tied the cards to the flowers. The team then took turns going out into the community to distribute them over a four-day "blitz."
They made a stop at Amos' veterinarian, an assisted nursing facility and elementary school they regularly visit with Amos, the local mall, and their church. Amos' handlers and ministry partners handed the flowers to those they regularly visit and those around them, the staff, other educators, business owners, and other new friends. Their mission was simple: Connect with people and let them know they are loved.
Each team reported back separately, and all were amazed and smiling at the overwhelming success that such a simple, heartfelt gesture provided. Each team heard one phrase in common: "I needed this today."
Here are some of the other reactions the team heard:
"This makes me happy!"
"I AM special!" while reading their note.
"I can't remember the last time I received a flower, thank you."
"And a HUGE thank you from ALL of us for the love, kindness, and flowers last week. It was such a special treat, and I know so many staff felt a little extra TLC. We hope you know how VERY much we TREASURE our relationship with all of you and our time with Amos."
God was indeed with them, guiding them and sharing God's love through them to those who were in need.