Take attention, young people: this is what it looks like when someone is successful in life.
Maria, a kind-hearted grandma from Brazil, celebrated her 89th birthday recently. However, it was far from a stuffy affair.
It was a celebration that most people can only dream of.
Maria, you see, has a lot of animal companions.
Grandma Maria lives with her daughter, her daughter’s family, and a loving pack of 10 gorgeous dogs. Maria is the embodiment of kindness and love in their eyes. And she makes certain that all of her dogs get enough.
“The house is really crowded!” Maria’s daughter, Vitoria Abencoada, told The Dodo. “She enjoys sharing her home with animals.” She enjoys cuddling with them.”
So it seemed only natural that when Maria’s birthday arrived, all those pups would throw a party.
As the celebration began, the dogs joined Maria at the table. Of course, no birthday would be complete without a birthday song.
Grandma Maria was glowing because she was surrounded by so much affection.
It was ideal:
“The dogs had a great time at Grandma’s party!” Abencoada explained. “They are considered like members of the family here.” They take part in everything.”
There was also great food – treats for humans and more than a few for dogs.
Grandma Maria has no doubt had her fair share of joys and celebrations during her many decades on Earth. Perhaps there are too many to count.
But, because to her love of animals — and their love for her — it only keeps getting better after 89 years.