A sad-looking dog waits and waits.
He waits outside a hospital and just refuses to move. Hospital staff and patients often try to get her to move, but this pup is determined to stay in one place.
Unbelievably, this loyal companion waits for 4 long months for his owner to emerge from the hospital.
At first, most assume the owner is very ill and the hospital just won’t let the dog inside to visit. It is supposed to be a sanitary environment, after all.
But as time wears on, people start to wonder … maybe the news is bad and the lonely pup just doesn’t know it.
And as it turns out, that’s exactly the case:
The dog was owned by a 59-year-old homeless man and unfortunately, after being rushed to the hospital, the stricken man didn’t survive much longer.
Rescuers learned about the orphaned pooch and brought him to a nearby shelter, but the most amazing thing happened:
The dog escaped and ran right back to his favorite spot, in front of the hospital doors!
As resident Cristine Sardella told The Dodo:
“He fled across the city. He walked over 3 kilometers and returned to the hospital.
He would get up to let people pass by, very politely, and then lay right back down again. He was educated and tame.”
But perhaps the most poignant comment was this:
“We have lots to learn from the animals,” she added.
“He waits for him in vain, but the love he has for his owner is eternal.”
Finally, at long last, the dog had to say goodbye to his departed owner, once and for all.
But his story had plucked so many heartstrings; it didn’t take long for him to find a new owner!
The dog, now named Champion, is currently enjoying his happy ending and no pup deserves it more. Dogs really are man’s best friend! 😀