Thanks To Nurses, Dying Man Gets To Say One Last Goodbye To Beloved Pooch

It seems that doctors get all the glory, but the nurses are the ones who do amazing things every day. Sometimes they'll even defy the rules because they know what is best for their patients. One team of nurses knew that it would do a dying man a world of good if he got to see his precious pup just one last time to say goodbye, so they helped the family sneak the dog into the hospital.

David King had been battling cancer for a while, and the family knew that his life was coming to an end. His granddaughter, Ellie Miguel, says that her grandfather had one dying wish: to see his beloved dog, Lil Fee, one more time.

Like so many dogs, Lil Fee had always been incredibly loyal and loving to her master. “My grandpa loved his dog Lil Fee,” said Miguel. "She would follow him around everywhere. He would bring her everywhere he could. My grandpa had been battling cancer for the past couple of years, but last week it took over his whole body.”

King's wife brought in a picture of Lil Fee and put it up in the hospital room to comfort the dying man. But the family knew that a photo wasn't nearly as good as the real thing, so they hatched a plan. They even got the nurses to help them.

“My grandpa is losing his battle with cancer, so the nurses helped my grandma sneak their dog into the hospital to say goodbye,” wrote Miguel in a tweet along with a photo of her grandfather and the sweet dog. The pup was put up close to her master and it was a touching reunion.

Another cute photo accompanied the tweet showing Lil Fee hiding in a zippered bag, peeking out. That’s how they snuck her into the hospital room.

Miguel won't say which hospital her grandfather is at because she doesn't want to get the nurses into trouble, but anyone looking at the photos would have a hard time arguing that this wasn’t the right thing to do for the patient to help comfort him in his last days. The family is incredibly grateful to the healthcare angels.

“The nurses always heard my grandma talking about Lil Fee. So they encouraged her and helped her get the dog in,” Miguel said to Yahoo Lifestyle. “They had my aunt carry the dog in a really big purse. For the first time that day, he moved his arm in attempts to pet his Lil Fee. It was a moment I’ll never forget.”

The special visit is one that the family will remember forever, and one that Mr. King treasured. He passed away on Wednesday, just days after he got to say his last farewells to his dedicated dog. If you’re a pet owner and feel your animals are equivalent to family, you will definitely understand why King’s relatives and caregivers felt this last visit was so important for the man.

Source: Fox News
Photo: Yahoo Screenshot, Ellie Miguel/Twitter, Matt Madd/Flickr

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