As if we didn’t need more proof that our dogs can be our most loyal friends, comes the heartbreaking story of a grieving dog named Bobby who followed his owner’s funeral procession for miles and refused to leave his beloved owner’s grave site. From the Facebook page of Leong Khai Wai, he summarizes the story which happened in Malaysia and went viral on social media:
“Most amazing and loyal dog at Kg Air Jernih , Terengganu. He follows the entire funeral possessions which covers almost 3km journey.
When he reached the burial ground he lays his body nearby and refused to leave.”
At the early stage of the procession down the city street after leaving the funeral home, Bobby was seen following and walking beside the mourners. However, as the procession reached the main road and picked up speed, the dog had to run faster and struggled to keep up. Bobby ran for more than two miles. Why none of the mourners didn’t pick the dog up and give him a ride remains a sad mystery. Finally when the funeral procession arrives at the cemetery readying for interment, the dog sits beside the coffin, and as it is lowered into the ground, Bobby just watches. Was he saying his last goodbye in the only way he instinctively knew?
It has been reported the family is caring for Bobby. After all, who could deny such loyalty?
(Photos and video of grieving dog courtesy of Leong Khai Wai)
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