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This Dog's Heartbreaking Goodbye To Her Owner Will Make You Cry

A hospital in California is making news around the world for allowing a man's beloved dog to see him one last time before he passed away.

Ryan Jessen, 33, went to the hospital because he though he was having a migraine. It turned out he had suffered a ventricular brain hemorrhage, and Jessen never recovered.

Last month, his entire family gathered around his bedside to say goodbye, including his Boxer named Mollie.

In a Facebook post, Jessen's sister Michelle said 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."

Michelle's post and her video of Mollie climbing into her owner's hospital bed have already been viewed more than 1 million times.

In fact, the attention and support from people all around the world has been so overwhelming that Michelle has had to stop responding to the many kind messages she's received.

Jessen's tragic story also had a happy ending. According to Michelle, her brother's heart was transplanted into a 17 year old. "As sad as it is to lose Ryan," she wrote on Facebook, "we know his heart is going to bring so much joy to the family of the recipient. I wish Ryan could know what a difference his heart will make for that young man."

Some of the people who responded to Michelle's post worried Mollie would be put up for adoption, but Michelle says not to worry.

"We're keeping her!!! She's part of the family."

While Mollie will miss her "doggy daddy," as Jessen's mother called him, she still has a loving family to look after her, and at least she got to say goodbye.

Share this story if you think there's no love like a dog's love.

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