They call him the man’s best friend for a reason. Because in times of need there’s no one else to bring more comfort, than a dog does.
This woman’s last wish was to see her beloved dog, one more time. So she asked her husband to bring their 50 pound Australian Shepherd, Bella into the hospital. Only, the clinic was not a pet friendly one. But the caring husband couldn’t refuse his wife’s last wish, so she came up with a genius solution. He managed to hide the massive dog in suitcase, bringing smiles on her wife’s face with his gesture.
Than, the heartbroken husband shared the touching story on Reddit:
“My wife was in the hospital after a very invasive surgery, which after a few days, looked like it did not produce ideal results. The prognosis was not good.
She was able to speak, but was not eating or drinking, and relied completely on her IV and hard pain pills. In one rare instance of cogent speech, she convinced me to sneak our dog into her private room, so she could see her ‘one more time.’
Our dog is about a 50 pound Australian Shepherd, and as it turns out, she fits nicely in a normal suitcase. I packed her in, with the lid unzipped, and placed her in the car until we arrived at the hospital. When we arrived, I ‘explained’ to her that I would open the zipper in a few minutes and that she could see her Mommy.
“Unbelievably, she never whimpered, barked, or whined. When I walked past the station nurses, I told them I was simply bringing items to make my wife more comfortable. No problem, they said.
“When we entered the room, my wife was asleep. I unzipped the suitcase, and the dog immediately jumped on the bed, and gingerly laid across her chest, somehow avoiding the wires and IV. She positioned herself to where she could look directly into my wife’s eyes, and laid completely still, until about twenty minutes later, when my wife woke up, and started moaning in pain. “
The reunion brought tears to husband’s eyes, as his wife “hugged [Bella] for almost an hour, smiling the whole time.” Unfortunately, his wife passed away a few days after.
“My wife sadly passed a few days later, and as if that is not sad enough, now, whenever I grab the suitcase, the dog thinks we are doing to see her again,” wrote the husband in a Reddit post.