For a Korean couple who were unable to have children, their corgi became the object of their love and affection. When their beloved pet passed away, however, they received a wonderfully unexpected surprise a couple months later.
Kang Won Rae and Kim Song were married in 2001 and, for 10 years, they had tried to have a child, but to no avail. The Korean couple’s beloved dog, Doldol, then became their source of happiness.
Sadly, Doldol was diagnosed with late-stage lymphoblastic leukemia in 2011. It was a blow to the couple when they were told that Doldol had only two months left to live.
So as to spend more time with Doldol, the couple created a bucket list for their corgi. They began by taking a photograph together. This was followed by trips to the beach and then to a snowy field—the place Doldol loved most of all.
The couple along with their dog appeared on the SBS show “TV Animal Farm” on Feb. 9, 2014, where they took Doldol to a snowy field for an outing, as part of her bucket list.
However, as soon as Doldol was taken out of the car and had started off towards the snowy landscape, she suddenly stopped in her tracks and toppled over. She started having trouble breathing and then suddenly died on the spot. The dramatic moment was captured on the pet TV program.
Doldol’s death broke the couple’s heart, though she had actually lived far longer than doctors had expected. The couple were told she was to have two months left, yet she had kept plugging along for a further two years.
Kang Won Rae said, “Doldol came to me when I was having a hard time. I’ll never forget her.”
“I’m thankful to Doldol for being with us and not leaving on her own until her last breath,” Kim Song said.
In the 1990s, Kang had been a member of the popular Korean pop music and dance duo “Clon,” but a serious motorcycle accident in 2000 left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Meanwhile, his wife, Kim, had been dealing with infertility, though she had attempted artificial insemination in order to have a child just prior to Doldol’s death.
Yet, fortuitously, two months after their dog’s passing away, they were happily surprised to learn that Kim’s artificial insemination had been successful. Kim gave birth to their son in June 2014.
When a door closes, a window opens, as they say. Rest in peace Doldol, and bless this new family! What a beautiful ending for the lovely couple!