Robert: Boy who sold Pokemon cards to cover vet bill gifted rare cards from company

Published on June 1st, 2021 @ 12:00 PM


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Bryson Kliemann is a big time Pokémon fan. He has spent many years amassing an extensive collection of Pokémon trading cards. Despite his love for the pocket monsters, when his dog, Bruce, required medical treatment he did not hesitate to step up and help cover the vet bill by selling his card collection.

“While I’m in school I get a text message with a picture of him and a sign on the side of the road selling Pokémon cards,” his mother, Kimberly Woodruff.

Kimberly would eventually set up a GoFundMe with a goal of $800. Ultimately donations would exceeded $5,000 after Bryson’s story hit social media.

Bryson’s act of kindness towards his best friend would make its way to employees of The Pokémon Company in Bellevue, Washington. They were so moved they sent the Bryson a package of rare Pokémon cards.

“Hey Bryson, we were so inspired by your story about selling your cards for your dog’s recovery, these are some cards to help you replace the ones you had to sell,” a letter accompanying the package read.

Bryson and his family say whatever money is leftover from covering Bruce’s bills will be donated to cover medical expenses for other sick animals in Southwest Virginia.

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