Hundreds join dying 18-year-old dog on its beautiful ‘last walk’ on the beach

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NEWQUAY, England — An 18-year-old dog received a warm welcome Saturday morning when hundreds of people joined him for his last walk on the beach.

Walnut the whippet’s health had been slowly declining for months, owner Mark Woods explaining in a Facebook post last Tuesday. On Saturday, Nov. 12, he planned to euthanize Walnut, but not before he took him on a walk at his favorite beach that morning.

To make the moment extra special, he invited the public to come along and join them.

On Saturday, he received an amazing surprise when hundreds of people were at the beach waiting for him and Walnut, according to Mirror.

Being too old, Woods had to carry Walnut, but the loving duo walked for about an hour before he went to put his best friend to sleep.

The original post has more than 19,000 likes, 7,000 comments and 2,300 shares.

It’s safe to say his last walk was special. Rest in peace, Walnut.

Here is a look at Woods’ original post:

“Walk with Walnut” Sadly I am having to have Walnut euthanized on Saturday 12th November and so we will be having a last walk together on his beloved Porth Beach at 9.30am. I would love it if dog lovers/owners and friends would join us for a celebration of Walnut on his favorite Porth Beach. He has had an incredible life and having reached the grand age of 18 is ready for his final sleep. Hope to see you on Saturday.