When 33-year-old Ryan Jessen suddenly passed away from a brain hemorrhage, hospital staff showed a much-unexpected gesture. “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. If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog,” Ryan’s sister Michelle wrote on her Facebook page.
While the video capturing the tender moment between Ryan and his dog Molly was intended for the family circle, it touched hearts from all over the world. “We are sincerely touched and humbled by others’ stories, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many people,” Michelle wrote.
Ryan’s sister was quick to reassure that Molly the grieving dog is in good hands: “Don’t worry about the dog! We’re keeping her!!! She’s part of the family.” Michelle also added that Ryan’s donor heart is about to save the life of a 17-year-old, providing a silver lining around this dark set of circumstances.