María Isabel Benites Chamba died at the age of 95 in Ecuador. His family and closest friends were on hand to accompany him to his funeral, but it was one attendee in particular who insisted on doing much more for his loved one; it was about her so-called Bumer, who refused to leave her mother until the end.
At the woman’s funeral, held by local funeral home Funeraria Santa Rosa, the faithful dog always stayed close to where Maria’s body lay, as he did when she was alive.
A spokesperson for the funeral home told The Dodo:
“You could see the loyalty and affection that existed between her and her dog. He was still there with his owner.
Faithful dog stays by his mother’s side until the end
As soon as the religious ceremony was over, the companions continued on their way to the cemetery. The discouraged Bumer also insisted on attending the end.
Although the dog was very heartbroken, his immense love for Maria gave him the strength to carry on.
«He walked around the hearse before getting on board as if to say, ‘I want to go say goodbye to my mother. A fine example of loyalty.
The woman was able to leave this world, but Bumer’s loyalty to her life endures.
Everyone he knows hopes that in time his broken heart can heal, and thankfully, it’s a process the adorable pooch won’t have to face alone.
According to funeral home staff, Bumer was seen with Maria’s family. They are united by her memory and the great love they felt for her.