Terminally Ill 7-Year-Old Girl Surprised by Pack of Police Dogs

March 11, 2019 - 9:11 am

By Molly Ade

This terminally-ill little girl loves dogs, so dozens of k-9 police officers made her day with a surprise visit.

7-year-old Emma Mertens was diagnosed with, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare, inoperable brain tumor in January 2019.

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To cheer her up, Emma’s mom asked for puppy pictures on Facebook, and wound up with almost 200,000 adorable, smiling snouts.

But the Hartford Police Department went one step further and surprised Emma in real life.

Roughly 40 K-9 officers and their canine companions lined the block waiting to meet the 7-year-old, who was all smiles for her furry visitors.

“There are no words....Pure Joy!” Emma’s family wrote on Facebook in response to the visit.