We all could learn a lesson from Colby Jarvis.
Instead of asking for toys or gifts for his birthday, this seven-year-old boy asked for donations — donations for the VCU Medical Center’s therapy dog program.
Colby heard about the therapy dog program and how much it helps people, and he gave all of his birthday money, $177, to help the dogs in the program.
He said, “I really wanted to help some dogs. I like to take care of dogs and I really love dogs.”
Colby has his own dog named Briar.
His father said, “Iâ€™m extremely proud. He did this all on his own, and I think heâ€™s always had a really giving spirit.”