Whether you love Valentine’s Day or loathe it, you will be moved by the kindness of some kids and one hardworking Mini Horse in Texas who are helping spread some much-needed Valentine’s Day cheer.
Miracle Weaver Ministry is a volunteer-run group located in Northeast Texas. Kathleen Adams and her Mini Horse, Michael, regularly visit nursing homes in the area to bring some cheer to the residents. This month, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, they’ve traveled to different retirement homes delivering hundreds of Valentines, made by members of area youth groups.
“Some of the people that we took Valentines to yesterday, they said, ‘We are so happy that somebody cared enough to bring a Valentine card,’” Adams told the Longview News-Journal.
The diminutive palomino, now 21 years old, brings a bit of joy to the senior citizens he visits. Many of these Texans grew up around farms and horses, so his presence brings a happy reminder of the past.
Michael will have some help with his important work soon. According to Miracle Weaver’s Facebook page, an up-and-coming pinto Mini Horse named Lola is in training to take trips to visit seniors in the area, who undoubtedly will be pleased to meet her.
Leslie Potter is a writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. www.lesliepotterphoto.com