A dying man got to say a final goodbye to his beloved dog thanks to his family and a group of kind nurses who snuck the dog into the hospital. Many families will move heaven and earth to make sure that their loved ones get their dying wish, and that includes bidding farewell to their fur family members.
Ellie Miguel’s grandfather, David King, had been fighting cancer for many years, and recently was hospitalized in Missouri. He didn’t know if he would be able to go back home and say one last goodbye to his beloved Yorkie mix, Lil Fee.
The hospital where he was staying had a strict no-pets policy, but Ellie’s grandmother, Cindy, decided to sneak Lil Fee in after being encouraged to do so by the nurses, who knew how much the little dog meant to David.
Ellie told Yahoo Lifestyle, ” My grandpa loved his dog Lil Fee; she would follow him around everywhere. He would bring her everywhere he could,” she says. “My grandpa had been battling cancer for the past couple years, but last week it took over his whole body. He spent about a week in the hospital, and my grandma brought pictures of the dog to hang up.”
Ellie’s aunt helped with the secret plan and tucked Lil Fee into a really big purse to sneak him into David’s room.
When David and Lil Fee reunited at David’s bedside, it was an emotional moment for the entire family to watch.
Although David passed away last week, Ellie says that the tender scene is one she will never forget.
My grandpa is losing his battle with cancer so the nurses helped my grandma sneak their dog into the hospital to say goodbye😭😭 pic.twitter.com/9EW7QGoCtZ
— El (@elliemigueel) November 7, 2017
Some hospitals are now opening their doors to allow pets to visit their loved ones, but until every hospital opens its doors, it’s heartwarming to know that there are nurses out there willing to bend the rules to that families can share their goodbyes.