Man's Best Friend is an Honorary Elk

Thomas Sosack and his dog Buddy, of Charles City Elks Lodge #418, love making people smile.

"It brings joy to their faces and it brings joy to my face when I see their smiles. There's people who just don't have anybody else," says Sosack.

Thomas and Buddy have been visiting three senior citizen facilities in Charles City for the last two years.

"I was asked to go visit a certain person in a senior home, and on the way out I couldn't pass up all the rest of the residents who wanted to see him and it just grew from there," said Sosack.

Buddy is an honorary member of the Charles City Elks Lodge. He even earned the "Make a Difference" award at the Elks' State Convention for his service to visiting veterans and seniors. - News

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