Viral Heartbreaking Video Shows Dog's Final Goodbye to Dying Owner
A heartbreaking video watched more than 11 million times shows the true love between man and dog.
The clip shows the boxer saying goodbye to her owner, 33-year-old Ryan Jessen, in a California hospital room.
Ryan Jessen suffered an untreatable brain hemorrhage last month, his sister Michelle explained on Facebook.
The family, including the boxer named Mollie, all had the chance to say goodbye after the hospital agreed to allow the dog in for a bedside visit.
"The hospital did the sweetest thing for us and allowed us to bring my brother's dog in to 'say goodbye' so she'd know why her human never came home. If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog," Michelle wrote in the post accompanying the video.
If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog. (So many people have asked - He thought he had a migraine, but it was a ventricular brain hemorrhage.
They think it was brought on by high blood pressure, and there's speculation that his frequent consumption of energy drinks may have contributed.
THANK YOU to everybody for the outpouring of support, but I won't be responding anymore.
We are sincerely touched and humbled by others' stories, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many people.
Michelle explained that the family is keeping Mollie, calling her "part of the family."
She later shared on Twitter that her brother's heart was received by a 17-year-old California boy.
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