This little video will swell your heart with pure innocence and simple joy. The child is beautiful. The mama dog is so—motherly. The tenderness in this interaction is priceless. The film is taken by the mother of the interaction between her child who has Down Syndrome and the family dog. The cover song is, “You Are So Beautiful.” There is a mystery at the center of this little video. I think that mystery goes by the name of God. But then, I’m an optimist. I believe that something this simple and beautiful must come from the very heart of the God of all creation.
It has been said that the profound is most often revealed in the simplest of things. So it is. Yes, and so it is.
Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site blog.