Community rallies behind man who lost dog in tragic accident

Gary Kroll now has companionship for the rest of his life. (WPMI)

A man living in Downtown Mobile recently experienced terrible heartbreak but through his sorrow, discovered the joy of knowing he's surrounded by neighbors who care.

If you've ever spent much time Downtown, you have probably seen Gary Kroll and his dog, Tank.

Gary would push Tank around in a baby stroller all over.

Unfortunately, Tank jumped out of his stroller and into the street in front of a car and just like that Gary lost his best friend.

Locals who know and love Gary set up a Go Fund Me to help raise money to get a new puppy for Gary who shares the same father as Tank.

Gary says that he now has companionship for the rest of his life because of the compassion of everyone around him.