Man buys toddler stuffed dinosaurs in heartbreaking encounter

FORT SMITH, AR (WCMH) — A heartbreaking viral Facebook post describes the interaction between a little boy and a man who lost his grandson days earlier.

In the Facebook post, the woman says she and the little boy were at Target when the little boy, Owen, grabbed three stuffed dinosaurs.

As the boy is trying to decide which dinosaur to keep, a man approached and began to interact with the toddler, according to the post.

After a little while of playing with each other, the man pulls out $20, gives it to Owen and says “I just lost my 2-year-old grandson last week. You take this money and buy this boy all three dinosaurs,” the post states.

Owen made sure to say thank you after the man rubbed his back and walked away.

The post has more than 123,000 shares and 14,000 comments since being shared on Saturday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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