Golden retriever owners unite! Ill boy's birthday wish is to pat lots of these lovable animals

A touching Facebook post about a terminally ill boy whose dying wish is to pat lots of golden retrievers has become a talking point among Singaporeans.

The post, written by Leo Seo Wei, details how the boy, who has recurrent brain cancer, turns 13 next week.

Leo said the boy's mother was hoping to get lots golden retrievers to meet him on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at around 5.30pm.

Depending on the response, Leo is thinking of holding a picnic and the meet-up at the Botanic Gardens.

"I am open to other suggestions and help from anyone who has more experience in organizing events involving many golden retrievers," said Leo in her post.

In an age where people use social media to show of their food or Pokemon collection, seeing such posts will restore your faith in humanity.