When a patient is experiencing his last moments in a hospital, it is normal for all his or her friends, family, and loved ones to visit him or her. It’s their last chance to see the unfortunate patient while they’re still awake and conscious. Unfortunately, all family members but one can enter the hospital: the family pet.
All the humans get to see the pet’s owner one last time and yet the pet has to spend its days wondering where its owner suddenly disappeared to. But not for Molly the grieving dog! Thanks to a very sweet hospital, Molly got to see her owner in the hospital to say one last goodbye.
When 33-year-old Ryan Jessen passed away from a brain hemorrhage, the hospital staff decided to do a very sweet and unexpected gesture for Ryan and his family.
“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,” Ryan’s sister, Michelle, wrote on her Facebook page.
Ryan’s family recorded a video to capture the special moment Ryan and his dog, Molly, were reunited for one last time.
Although the video was only intended for the eyes of the family, it got a quick and viral response from people all over the world on Facebook. “We are sincerely touched and humbled by others’ stories, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many people,” Michelle writes.
Michelle was also quick to let everyone know that Molly is now in good hands: “Don’t worry about the dog! We’re keeping her!!! She’s part of the family.”