Christmas is on hold for two young brothers from California. They are refusing to celebrate the holiday after their 3-month-old puppy Jackson disappeared on Christmas Eve.
Bryson and Blake Reiter aren’t even going to open their presents, which are still sitting wrapped until the Christmas tree.
“I want you home to have a family Christmas,” 6-year-old Blake explained to KCBS-TV while holding back tears.
Blake’s older brother Bryson is also distraught over their new friend being gone, “He’s our family member and we need all of our family members to open the presents.”
The Reiter family believes the dog was stolen when the boys ran inside for a moment while playing with Jackson in the front of their home.
William Reiter, the boy’s father said that he was surprised with his sons’ reaction, “That shows that they are thinking beyond themselves and it’s not a selfish time for Christmas it’s supposed to be a family time.”
The family is offering a $2,000 reward for finding Jackson. Riverside Police say to contact them with any details to the dog’s whereabouts.