(Note: none of the dogs pictured in this post are of the actual dog from the story.)
Last year, reddit user Mellifluous_Username lost his wife due to complications from an invasive surgery. Before she died, she made one request – to see their beloved Australian Shepherd named Bella one last time.
Pets are not allowed in hospitals, but the man was determined to fulfill his wife’s wish.
(Hey, that’s not technically a lie!)
“When we entered the room, my wife was asleep. I unzipped the suitcase, and Bella immediately jumped on the bed, and gingerly laid across her chest, somehow avoiding the wires and IV. She positioned herself to where she could look directly into my wife’s eyes, and laid completely still.”
When his wife awoke 20 minutes later, she began crying and hugging the dog. The family stayed together for over an hour until the wife fell back asleep. They were even busted by a nurse, but she was kind enough not to ask Bella to leave.