How not to get upset when you see so much love in his eyes?
Johnny, 69, whose condition had worsened due to illness, was taken to the Veterans Hospital under the supervision of medical staff.
His only companion was the dog Patch, and he always worried about his friend. What would happen to him when he left?
While John was in hospital, Patch was cared for by the Animal Welfare Association in the United States.
Association spokesman Adam Ritchie explained that it was normal for veteran dogs to treat sick dogs, but that this was a special situation because John did not have time. And he knew it.
“John’s illness was inevitable, we did everything to fulfill his wish. »
John’s eyes lit up when he saw Patch appear. They were both happy to be reunited.
John hugged her and caressed her with all his love, whispering words of love to her.
«Yes, it’s me, I’m the father, are you happy to see me? Nice to see you,” John said to his beloved dog.
He licked her face and her neck. They had the opportunity to say goodbye and they took advantage of it.
It was a happy, but sad moment. Everyone assured Johnny that Patch would have a happy home.
A veteran of Patch’s life.
As soon as this story appeared on the association’s Facebook page, many people wanted to accept the Patch.
Robert Candelaria, also a Navy veteran, helps out with an animal shelter. After hearing John’s story, he wanted to adopt Patch.
«I promised Patch that he wouldn’t spend a day at the orphanage,» Robert said. Now Johnny’s favorite dog has a new family.
«As veterans, we shouldn’t be the same blood brothers. “No brother should be left alone in this world,” Robert said.
He visited John in the hospital every day. He did it all the way!
Patch is now living happily in his new home: Robert says he has adjusted well to his family.
John has left us. Until his final days were with another veteran, he enjoyed visiting the dog, which was his last wish, he was calm knowing his pet would be in the care of a loving family.