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Late President Bush's Service Dog Gets Important New Mission

They had such a special friendship ❤️️

When former President George H.W. Bush passed away on November 30, he left behind not only a loving family but also a devoted service dog named Sully.

President Bush had gotten the furry companion to help with every day tasks after his wife, Barbara, passed away, and over the months they were together, the pair formed a beautiful bond

During their time together, Sully was always by his friend’s side … 

… and the world grew to love watching them together. 

Sully was trained by the nonprofit America's VetDogs, and was a loyal companion to Bush until the very end. After he passed, Sully was photographed in front of his late friend’s coffin, with the caption “Mission complete.” 

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Mission complete.

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In the weeks following the funeral, Sully took some time off to grieve and relax with friends, playing outside and having fun, exactly the way Bush would have wanted him to. 

Sully still had so much love left to give, though, and was capable of helping more people — and so recently, the faithful service dog moved on to his next mission. 

On Wednesday, Sully was officially welcomed onto the team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He’ll be primarily working with the center’s facility dog program, helping to reduce the stress of patients and staff members alike. 

Sully looked incredibly proud to be accepting his new role, and there’s no doubt that he’s going to bring comfort and joy to so many people at the center. 

Sully had a deep love for former President Bush, but now it’s time to begin his new journey, and hopefully President Bush would be so proud of his best friend for continuing to help people in need. 

You can follow Sully and all of his future adventures on his Instagram account