Parents Surprise Daughter with Early Christmas Present: The Shelter Dog She Loves
Get those tissues ready, y’all.
Hallee Fuqua has been asking for a dog for Christmas for years. A sophomore at Oklahoma State University, her parents kept telling her to wait until after she graduated from college.
In the meantime, Hallee started volunteering at The Humane Society of Stillwater. It didn’t take long for her to fall head-over-heels for a two-year-old Plott Hound mix who had been picked up as a stray.
“She fell in love with a dog named Rambo and visited him often,” Halle’s father Lance Fuqua, wrote on Facebook.
With Christmas approaching, her parents hatched a plan. Without telling Hallee, they adopted Rambo, and with some help from the Humane Society, kept it a secret for about three weeks.
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But by this past weekend, the jig was up.
“She found out this weekend that Rambo had been adopted and she was broken,” Lance recalled. “So, Sunday night we surprised her with her early Christmas present.”
The family recorded the big reveal, which Lance shared on Facebook earlier this week. The sweet clip shows Hallee opening the front door of her parents’ house to find Rambo waiting for her outside. Shocked, she bursts into tears before bending down to scoop the happy pup up in her arms.
“What?” Hallee can be heard asking her dad between sobs. “Is this real?”
Watch the heart-warming moment above. Just make sure you have some tissues ready first.