HOUSTON (CBSLA.com) — A simple photo of an aging dog has sparked a chord around the world after going viral.

The photograph shows a dog named Max in a park with his owners and was taken by a local television station in Houston.

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But the image has touched people far beyond city limits.

You see, Max is in his golden years at 16 years old and is blind.

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But his owners give him a ride in a stroller so he can still enjoy the outdoors.

On Thursday, more than a million people have seen the picture online. Max even gets fan mail.

His owners say the reaction has restored their faith that people are looking for good in everyone.

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And some say, the photo offers a lesson about compassion for the elderly.