After a photo of him selling his prized card collection to help save his dog went viral, an 8-year-old boy in Virginia received a surprise box from Pokemon.

Bryson Kliemann is a Pokémon aficionado. When his brothers refuse to play with him, Bruce, his dog, is always eager for a game.

“Usually my brother and sister play together and I don’t have anybody to play with. So, I usually play with him (Bruce),” Bryson told WCYB.

Bryson, on the other hand, took matters into his own hands when he realised his puppy had become unwell and required therapy that his family couldn’t afford.

“While I’m in school I get a text message with a picture of him and a sign on the side of the road selling Pokémon cards,” his mother, Kimberly Woodruff, said.

Kimberly shared the photo on social media to help spread the message. She later set up a GoFundMe page with an initial target of $800, but donations surpassed $5,000.

Bryson was reunited with Bruce after a week of therapy for Canine Parvovirus.

“He has more vaccine appointments, but he’s doing great, like amazing,” Kimberly said.

Bryson’s good deed drew the attention of people all across the world, but it also drew the attention of Pokémon employees in Bellevue, Washington.

They sent the Pokémon aficionado a gift of rare Pokémon cards that are difficult to come by in stores.

They even wrote a thank-you letter that read: “Hey Bryson, we were so inspired by your story about selling your cards for your dog’s recovery, these are some cards to help you replace the ones you had to sell.”

The excess monies raised at the fundraiser will be utilised to help other sick animals in Southwest Virginia with their medical bills.

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