A friend to all: remembering Harlan
April 21, 2023
A large crowd — including many dogs — gathered in Peace Park to dedicate a white bench in memory of Harlan, the beloved Great Pyrenees who passed away in February.
I was joined by Harlan’s owners, Cris and Linda Wood, as well as outgoing Missouri Students Association President Josiah Mendoza and Vice President Molly Miller.
I met Harlan when I first arrived at MU and always enjoyed his friendly greetings. It was moving to hear the joy he brought to so many others. After Harlan died, students wanted something iconic to remember him on campus. This tribute invites all walking by to recall his warmth and kindness.
I want to thank Josiah, Molly and MSA for making this tribute possible, as well as Cris and Linda for sharing Harlan with our community.