This serene snapshot by Wisconsin photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson has touched a soft spot among Facebook users, quickly spreading across the social network. Within just a
week, the photo has racked up 125,000 shares and 217,000 Likes.
Below is a little more info on the photo's back story:
This 19 year old Shep being cradled in his father's arms last night in Lake Superior. Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect.
I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Shep as an 8 month old puppy, and he's been by his side through many adventures
You can also purchase a print of the image, with the proceeds going toward Schoep’s vet bills.