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Woof Gang Bakery in Westfield Spreads Kindness in Memory of Dog-Loving Boy

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming in Downtown Westfield recently began selling “Kindness Bones” in honor of Christopher D., a 10-year-old Mount Arlington boy who died last year in a boating accident.

All proceeds from the treats ($4.99 each) will be donated to a local animal shelter, according to shop owner Michelle Butrico. Each one comes with a card to pass along when they complete an act of kindness for a stranger.

Butrico is one of many who have been inspired to honor the boy’s memory by the Kindness for Christopher D. Facebook page.

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“We know Christopher was an avid dog lover and we wanted to partake in the mission to spread smiles in his name,” Butrico said.

The peanut butter-flavored dog treats, available in one size, are purchased from a local dog bakery, Butrico said.

“We started selling August 8th and we have had a huge success so far,” she said. “After posting on Facebook we have had people from all over come it to purchase them.”

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is located at 218 East Broad Street.

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