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Cody's last wish: Burger King grants free food for life to terminally ill dog

One fast food employee went above and beyond for an Ohio family's beloved pet.
by Erica Chayes Wida / / Source: TODAY

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Saying goodbye to a furry friend is never easy but one Ohio family has found a way to give their dog comfort during his final days — and Burger King is helping out.

Cody has been a loyal member of Lynn Morris' family in Toledo for nearly a decade. About two months ago, they received the devastating news that Cody had terminal cancer. He was given one to three months to live.

Cody the dog
Cody, a dog from Ohio, is now getting free burgers from his local Burger King. Courtesy of Alec Karcher

According to a tweet written by Morris' son, Alec, on Sunday, the family brainstormed about how they could make the last leg of their pet's life as wonderful as possible.

What better way to satisfy a sick dog than by indulging him in a juicy cheeseburger — every day, for the rest of his days? While the Morris family members have usually been making burgers at home for Cody, on Sunday, the family stopped at a local Burger King and placed their somewhat peculiar order.

Karcher tweeted that the employee was curious as to why the whole family ordered one plain cheeseburger. When they told her Cody's story, she "immediately" zipped off and came back with a manager's approval to treat Cody to his favorite meal for his remaining days. And this isn't the first time a Burger King employee has rushed to help someone at the drive-in.

"I can't explain how much this means to us, and my family and I are beyond appreciative," Karcher wrote.

In response, Burger King's corporate account tweeted "the world needs more of kindness and empathy," and thanked Karcher for the chance to help Cody.

One tweeter thought this act of kindness was humanity "at its best."

Some praised the restaurant's employee for understanding how much love an animal can give.

And another tweeter agreed treating a dying dog with delicious treats was a wonderful thing to do.

A delicious burger is definitely one way to keep a good boy smiling.

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