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Published: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 @ 1:05 PM
By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
— When a family found out their beloved pet was dying from lymphoma, they wanted to make his final days as comfortable and memorable as possible.
That’s where Whataburger came in.
Stitch, who was owned by the family of Maci Hanson, was diagnosed with lymphoma last month, so Hanson reached out to the pup’s go-to, to-go restaurant - Whataburger, the Caller Times reported.
Stitch loved getting his favorite treat, a plain Whataburger Jr. with cheese and sometimes fries, Hanson said on Twitter.
Hey @Whataburger! This is Stitch and he is your #1 four-legged customer. His favorite is a Whataburger Jr. plain and dry with cheese and sometimes fries if he’s been an extra good boy! Today we found out Stitch has lymphoma and his time with us is limited. We want to throw— Maci Hanson (@macimichellee) May 22, 2019
him a Whataburger themed celebration of life party. Can you help us celebrate this sweet boy and his love of cheeseburgers? 🧡🖤— Maci Hanson (@macimichellee) May 22, 2019
Through the power of social media and Twitter, Whataburger responded and sent a care package stuffed with food and their iconic orange supplies for a burger party for one of Stitch’s final meals, the “Today” show reported.
It also included a ketchup blanket, bandanna and a note for Stitch and his family, the Caller Times reported.
Update: Whataburger is sending Stitch a box 🧡😭— Maci Hanson (@macimichellee) May 22, 2019
A few days later Stitch crossed the rainbow bridge. Hanson shared the sad news saying Stitch was “bouncing around on cheeseburger clouds” while she thanked the company for what it had done for her family’s pet.
Update 2: Sunday morning Stitch crossed the rainbow bridge where he’s now bouncing around on cheeseburger clouds! 🧡🖤 He was surrounded by so much love & we were fortunate to have Stitch’s Whataburger party making his last day so special! #whatastitch #welovewhataburger pic.twitter.com/1PJapHtoVJ— Maci Hanson (@macimichellee) May 29, 2019