Luciano Karosas, from Berazategui in Buenos Aires, is quite possibly one of the most kindhearted people you will ever meet. You see, Luciano knowingly adopted a dog who only had a few weeks left to live, after the sick animal had already been rejected by four other families.
Thanos the dog, who had previously been called Coconut, had a cancerous tumor growing on his head. The tumor was aggressive and Thanos only had a matter of weeks to live when Luciano took him in.
The sweet pup had sadly been given up by his family when taking care of him with his illness became too much for them.
Several families attempted to take him in, but they too found they just weren’t able to handle the extent of his condition and all that it entailed. So, Thanos ended up back at an animal shelter, which is where he met Luciano.
When 21-year-old Luciano met Thanos at the shelter, he was touched by his story and he immediately wanted to take him home and fill his last days with unconditial love. “I came out with a piece of my heart in my hand,” he said.
However, Luciano refused to accept that there was absolutely nothing he could do to save Thanos. So, he took him to the vet to see if they could operate.
“I found it hard to adapt to the idea of how little time we will spend together. I took him to a stem cell veterinarian to see what we could do, looking for a little more hope (which had given him 40 days to live) and told me that there is no treatment that extends that time,” Luciano said.
Having to come to terms with the sad news that there was nothing he could do to save Thanos, Luciano vowed to make the most out of the time he had left with him.
He pampered Thanos and did everything he possibly could to make him comfortable and happy.
Sadly, Thanos passed away earlier this year with Luciano wishing him a ‘good trip’ and writing on social media, ‘I will love you forever.’
Rest in peace, Thanos!