Pokémon Surprises Boy Who Sold His Pokémon Card Collection To Save His Sick Puppy

Bryson Killean, 8, of Virginia values two things in his life most—his rare Pokemon card collection and his black lab puppy.


When the dog was diagnosed with Parvo, a highly contagious canine virus, the little boy was willing to sell his extraordinary collection to save his furry best friend’s life and put his earnings towards the life-saving surgery.

So, Killean did what any self-respecting 8-year-old entrepreneur would do and he posted up shop near the side of the road, hoping to sell his prized collection.


Killean’s mom, Kimberly Woodruff, also created a GoFundMe page to help cover the vet bills. 

While the original goal was set at $800, the fund has raised more than $5,000. The additional money that was raised will go toward the medical expenses of other sick pets in the Southwest Virginia area.

The surgery went well and Killean’s pup is healthier than ever, reports local news affiliate WSLS.

“He has more vaccine appointments, but he’s doing great.” Woodruff said of the dog’s condition to the news station.

Not only did the young boy’s kind act garner the attention of people on the Internet, but it also touched the hearts of Pokémon employees based in Bellevue, Washington. The employees sent the young fan a package of rare Pokémon cards, ones that are hard to find even in stores.

Whoah…. That’s any fan’s dream come true!

Attached was a letter that read, “Hey Bryson, we were so inspired by your story about selling your cards for your dog’s recovery, these are some cards to help you replace the ones you had to sell.”


The little boy couldn’t believe his luck, but he’s mostly happy about his dog returning home safe and healthy. 

“I’m happy he’s home, and I’m proud of myself,” said Killean. “Now my brother and sister are playing with him too, and now I’m really playing with him pretty often.”

Killean caught ‘em all… and more!

Written by Abigale Racine