Raelynn Nast, 6, was grieving her father when a woman and her dog jogged by the funeral home.
Davey, Raelynn’s father, died of colon cancer recently. He was just 41 years old at the time.
Raelynn was heartbroken.
Raelynn approached Emily Beineman, who was running by with her puppy, and asked if she could pet her.
Raelynn clarified that her father was lying inside, gave Blue a big hug, and then invited Emily inside to see her father.
Beineman wasn’t ready for a funeral, but she knew it was the last time the little girl would be able to tell someone about her daddy. As a result, she trusted her instincts and followed Raelynn down the aisle.
“Everyone was kind of looking around like, ‘Where did she come from?’ And she came in right next to Rae like they’d known each other for so long. There was that connection there,” Raelynn’s mom, Lacey, said.
Raelynn and Emily reunited this week and intend to remain friends indefinitely.
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