It's a heartrending tale of a man and his dog. Ryan Jessen, age 33, died from a ventricular brain hemorrhage after he was hospitalized at the end of November for what was believed to be a migraine, Telegraph reports. His dog, Mollie, was able to accompany him during his final moments. Jessen passed away on Nov. 30.
Jessen's sister, Michelle, posted a video of the encounter to Facebook. Grab a few tissues before pressing play — the footage is absolutely heartbreaking.
Michelle captioned the video,
"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. (So many people have asked - He thought he had a migraine, but it was a ventricular brain hemorrhage. They think it was brought on by high blood pressure, and there's speculation that his frequent consumption of energy drinks may have contributed. THANK YOU to everybody for the outpouring of support, but I won't be responding anymore. We are sincerely touched and humbled by others' stories, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many people. Don't worry about the dog! We're keeping her!!! She's part of the family.)"
Jessen's mother, Laurie Ann Hickenlooper Jessen, posted a photo of Mollie, who appears to be missing her owner.
Although the incident is devastating, there's a silver lining.
Give your family and pets an extra hug today.
Banner Image Credit: Facebook, Michelle Jessen