An incredibly faithful Rottweiler was rescued after spending weeks holding vigil outside the hospital in Brazil where his human had been admitted.
The loyal pet is believed to have chased the ambulance that was carrying his owner to a São Paulo clinic for treatment, Luisa Mell, who heads an animal welfare organization in Brazil, wrote on Facebook. After seeing his human being taken into the facility, the dog lingered out front, watching the door to await his return.
Sadly, the patient later died, but with no way of knowing, the dog continued to wait. For three long weeks, through rain and sun, he held onto hope that they would soon be reunited, Brazilian media reports.
On Thursday, Mell and her staff came to the dog's aid, taking him to safety after his long ordeal.