This is the Hᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ moment a devoted dog says his final goodbyes to his dying owner. Last month, Ryan Jessen, from California, thought he was having a migraine but was hospitalized with an intraventricular ʜᴇᴍᴏʀʀʜᴀɢᴇ and was not recovering. His loved ones gathered in his hospital room to say their final goodbyes to him on November 30.
Hospital staff agreed to let his beloved boxer dog “Mollie” say goodbye to him. This emotional moment was captured and has since been shared on social media so far it has touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people.
“The hospital did the absolute best for us and allowed us to bring in my brother’s dog to ‘say goodbye’ so she knew why her human never came home”, sister his – Michelle Jessen shared in a post on December 1.’If you know my brother, he really loves his sweet dog.’
Tails sandwiched between her legs and ears, sad-looking Mollie was seen desperately sniffing at her dying master as she was lifted onto his hospital bed. “We are sincerely moved and humbled by the stories of others, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many.
“Don’t worry about the dog! We are keeping her!!! She’s part of the family,” Michelle Jessen said.
A photo of Mollie was later shared by Ryan’s mother showing the dog lying on a couch. Laurie Ann Hickenlooper Jessen, Mollie’s mother, wrote: “Mollie will miss her doggy dad”.
Ms Jessen added that doctors thought her brother’s brain ʜᴇᴍᴏʀʀʜᴀɢᴇ was caused by high blood pressure, with speculation that his ‘regular consumption of energy drinks’ could be to blame. His organs have been donated and his sister announced on December 1 that a 17-year-old from California, whose birthday is on Christmas Day, has received her brother’s heart.
“So sad to lose Ryan, we know his heart will bring so much joy to the recipient’s family,” she wrote. ‘I wish Ryan could have known how much of a difference his heart would make to that young man.’
His mother added that the family was ‘very grateful’ for all the support they have received.
She said: “We are releasing him, with gratitude, to give the gift of life through our organ donation program to those who are waiting. We personally, and in a spirit of prayer, have received much support, for which we are grateful for each and every kindness. It happened so fast”.