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Photo via Facebook/Photo Doggies for Anthony
Photo via Facebook/Photo Doggies for Anthony

Here’s another win for Facebook: thousands of people have been sending pictures of their dogs to help brighten the days of a teen with cancer.

According to this Buzzfeed post, 16-year-old Andrew Lyons from Phoenix was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last summer. While undergoing treatment at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, he especially enjoyed the therapy dog visits, but they weren’t every day. To keep those good vibes going, his family set up a Facebook event last week, calling for submissions of dogs to cheer him up.

The page has gone viral with thousands of users worldwide sharing and posting their pictures with messages for Anthony.

I am amazed at how quickly this event has blown up and it makes me so happy to know how many people enjoy their pets as much as Anthony and I do,” wrote his mother Kristen Lyons on the page. “Your pets have brightened our days so much, and it just shows you the power of pet therapy and animal healing…Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.”

Ah, the power of the Internet.

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