Wisconsin photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press’s Molly Guthrey:
I am not a posed photo person. My photos are always in the moment, translating what I see in my heart and mind and showing it to others. I never thought that this many people would see the same thing.
In this photo, people have said they see everything from pure love to hope for the world. They see peace, kindness, the relationship between man and dog. Two women, both whose husbands died from cancer, said they never thought they’d see love again, but this photo showed them love. People are leaving me messages, crying and opening up about dogs they’ve lost, spouses they’ve lost. Women are also asking me if John is single!
I know this is not about me — it’s about a guy who loves his dog — but I am in complete awe that my photo has had such an impact.
* One man, one dog, one Facebook photo that has touched thousands of hearts (twincities.com)
* “The story behind the photo is touching” (duluthnewstribune.com)
* Read comments about the photo on Stonehouse Photography’s Facebook page