This Dog Came To Say Goodbye To Her Dying Owner In This Heartbreaking Video

Andrea A.
13/12/2016

At the beginning of December, a hospital in California authorized a dog to enter into the room of her dying human so that she could say goodbye. The heartbreaking scene went viral across social media and ended up being viewed18 million times.Ryan Jessen adopted Mollie six years ago and they had an amazing friendship. Tragically, the man was recently victim of a fatal brain hemorrhage at the age of 33. For several days they kept him alive on life support.

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Source: Michel Jessen

Gathered around him up until the last moment, his devastated loved ones were aware how much Mollie mattered to him. After having heard how important the female Boxer was for him, the medical team wanted to make a gesture. On Facebook, Michelle Jessen, Ryan's sister, explained:

Rideout Memorial 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.
Rideout Memorial 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. (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. Don't worry about the dog! We're keeping her!!! She's part of the family.) To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email [email protected] by Michelle Jessen on Thursday, December 1, 2016

While the moving video was initially made for those close to the Jessen family, it touched so many people and has beenmore than 18 million times since the first of December.Michelle Jessen gave a warm thanks to the hospital, located in Marysville, California. She also announced that Mollie would stay with them. "Don't worry about the dog! We're keeping her!!! She's part of the family."

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