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George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Sully Breaks Hearts With His Touching Final Act Of Service

December 4, 2018 17:17

Everyone is having a meltdown over a sweet photo of the service dog Sully paying his final respect to his 'dad' George H.W. Bush.

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Reunited with his wife and daughter at last

The 41st president passed away at his home on Friday, surrounded by friends and family. He is said to have refused treatment during his final moments.

He told his family that he wanted to be reunited with his wife Barbara, who passed in April, and their late daughter Robin.

Sully's loyalty breaks everyone's hearts

While the world commiserated with the family, one very moving photograph made its way to the internet and broke everyone's hearts.

It was of the Labrador Sully that joined the family in June after a nonprofit that pairs service dogs with veterans in need, American VetDog, gifted him to the bereaved George Bush Sr.

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On Monday, a photo of Sully standing (or sitting) guard right next to the flag-draped casket of George H.W. Bush was shared on Instagram with the caption "Mission complete."

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It was taken just before Air Force One arrived in Houston to take Bush to Washington to lie in state, before his burial on Wednesday.

The touching photograph of Sully's final act of service has since gone viral and people can't get over the dog's loyalty to the very end. What a special bond they shared!

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