THIS is a story of an unconditional love that binds a man and his pet who were separated by death.

In December last year, Joven Delos Santos of Barangay Sum-ag in Bacolod City died of an illness (intestinal complications).

He is the breadwinner of the family.

Joven really wanted to recover, but he did not make it.

He owned a dog, Sean.

The male labrador who will be turning three this month is also ill. Sean has fat cancer (tumor).

They were both fighting for their lives. Sad, Sean's owner-best friend has to leave first.

But before Joven died, he told family members to take good care of Sean. Not to abandon him. To help him recover.

"This was kuya's plan when he was still alive, to prioritize his dog's condition rather than the pain he was enduring," Joven's younger sister, Cristel, said.

Since the breadwinner of their family is no longer here to support them and Sean's medication, they need to look for ways for the latter.

The family is selling the National Geographic magazine collection of Joven for P50 each to fund Sean's chemotherapy and operation.

"We are knocking on everyone's heart to help us with the medication of Sean. It's for the memory of our late kuya and to continue the love he had shown to his pet-best friend," Cristel said.

She said "Sean is a kind and loving dog and can surely brighten your day. Help us extend his purpose."

For those who want to extend some help by buying even a piece of the magazine, the family can be reached through 09487973470. Or, message Cristel through her Facebook account (Cristel Delos Santos).

Every piece of magazine that you buy would mean a lot to Joven and his family. Any amount of donation means a bundle of hope for Sean.

Indeed, love is powerful.

No death can set us apart from each other if we just have to make love live in our hearts.