Dog Says Heartbreaking Goodbye to Owner in Hospital Dying of Brain Hemorrhage

Posted by Paige Cerulli

When her owner was dying of a brain hemorrhage, Mollie the dog was allowed into the hospital to say goodbye. 

Mollie the dog and her owner, Ryan Jessen, 33, were best friends. Like many dogs, Mollie was loyal to her owner and would go anywhere with him. But when Jessen suffered a brain hemorrhage and was hospitalized, that was one place where Mollie couldn't go. Usually.

Jessen's bran hemorrhage was so severe that he wouldn't recover from it, and family and friends gathered by his bedside to say goodbye. Amidst their pain, though, they never forgot about how strongly Jessen and Mollie were bonded, and they let hospital staff know about Jessen's dog.

Typically, only therapy dogs are allowed in hospitals. But sometimes hospital staff will bend the rules, especially in special circumstances. And they did just that for Mollie, allowing the dog to come in and say goodbye so that she would understand why Jessen wasn't coming home again.

Michelle Jessen, Ryan's sister, wrote the following on Facebook:

"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."

Here's the heartbreaking video of Mollie saying goodbye to her best friend.


And as for what will happen with Mollie? Michelle mentioned that Mollie will be just fine -

"Don't worry about the dog! We're keeping her!!! She's part of the family."

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Dog Says Heartbreaking Goodbye to Owner in Hospital Dying of Brain Hemorrhage