Cherry Valley Elementary School in Rockford, Illinois, is mourning the loss of one of its students, who was a kind and thoughtful friend to many.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Bekah & Kye (Immanuel - Belvidere, Illinois), Mary (St. Paul's - Janesville, Wisconsin), and Samson (Zion Lutheran - Marengo, Illinois) were asked to be at the school on Monday as they shared the news with the students.
There were tears and sadness as they processed this heartbreaking news. The K-9s absorbed the tears and the quiet moments of sadness as the students thought about their dear friend Ben.
As the time moved forward that day, the students and teachers began to share sweet moments of their time with Ben and his sweet and gentle smile.
Ben’s classmates and teachers were able to share their love for Ben by signing messages on the Hearts of Mercy & Compassion to be given to Ben’s family.
Please keep Ben’s family, friends, and teachers in your prayers for God’s comfort, peace, and healing.
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14