(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.
A 50 pound dog isn’t easy to sneak into a hospital, but he found a way. Bella fit perfectly into a standard sized suitcase. When he and the pup arrived at the hospital, he zipped up the suitcase and carried it into the hospital. He told the nurses it contained items that would make his wife more comfortable.
(Hey, that’s not technically a lie!)
The man wrote:
“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.
This was Bella’s last moment with her mom, as the woman passed away a few days later. Bella’s dad says that the dog now gets excited whenever she sees any suitcase. She thinks it means that she’s going to get to see her mom one more time.
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