As the heartwarming tale of Brian and Dean spread across social media, reporters were curious to know why Dean devoted so much time to Brian, despite having his own family and a demanding job.
With a lighthearted tone, Dean jokingly responded that while he could find countless other things to occupy his time, he believed that being there for Brian was important. Seeing the young boy’s smile and happiness brought him immense joy.
Upon Dan’s return in the winter of 2017, he expressed his deep gratitude to Dean for looking after his son while he was serving his country, as reported by CBS. Dan was particularly delighted to know that Brian had such a positive role model in his life.
Now, as Brian roams freely in their own yard, Dean assures him that he is welcome at his house anytime if the young boy ever needs anything