It's been exactly 2 years since Chris Sontag-Ratti lost his best friend, appropriately named "Everything". But to honor his friend he gives out tennis balls to strangers in hopes they will spend more special time with their loving canines.
Chris bought 100 tennis balls to hand out to strangers, which he posted on his Instagram, along with a few words about spending quality time with your best friend. The bittersweet story went viral and already has 8,195 Likes.
In his instagram post he simple said: “I purchased 100 tennis balls last week. I plan on sending them to anyone who wants one. I hope that all the people who get a ball from me will use it to spend some quality time with their best friend.”
People poured their hearts out after hearing his story, and many promised to spend some extra quality time with their dogs today in remembrance of Everything.
Soon afterwards his email exploded with requests and support. He posted later:
"wow, i am blown away by the requests for tennis balls. Going to have to buy some more now. Thank you to everyone who requested a ball. Ill do my best to make sure everybody gets one. Thank you all."
What's important about this story of "Everything" the dog, is what she represents - the bond between us and our loving canines. This story is a reminder to honor the time spent with our loved ones and those who care for us.