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Child Battling Brain Tumor Receives Puppy From Make-A-Wish Foundation

A child battling brain cancer received his dream puppy from Make-A-Wish Nebraska in late February.

Elijah, who is 11 years old and is currently fighting a brain tumor, dreamed of owning a “a black, brown and white corgi puppy,” according to Make-A-Wish Nebraska. The foundation surprised him with Tucker, a puppy who fit all his specifications.

The footage, released by Make-A-Wish Nebraska, shows Elijah’s reaction to meeting Tucker. “I love you,” said Elijah to Tucker as soon as he held him. Credit: Make-A-Wish Nebraska via Storyful

Video transcript

[LAUGHTER]

- [SOBBING] Oh, my god.

- Do you remember him?

- Oh, my god.

- He's so cute!

- Oh, my god. [SOBBING] Oh, my god.

- Do you want to hold him?

- Yes!

- That's Tucker!

- Oh, hi, Tucker.

- He's so cuddly, isn't he?

- Oh, look at you. Oh, I love you. I love you. I love you.

- Thank you, guys, for making his wish come true.

- Of course!

- Yes, thank you.

- Are you so happy?

[LAUGHTER]

- [SOBBING] Oh, my god.

- Do you remember him?

- Oh, my god.

- He's so cute!

- Oh, my god. [SOBBING] Oh, my god.

- Do you want to hold him?

- Yes!

- That's Tucker!

- Oh, hi, Tucker!

- He's so cuddly, isn't he?

- Oh, look at you. Oh, I love you. I love you. I love you.

- Thank you, guys, for making his wish come true.

- Of course!

- Yes, thank you.

- Are you so happy?