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George H. W. Bush’s Grieving Service Dog Lays Down Beside Casket In Touching Moment

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. She loves viral videos, her poodle mix Cali, and doing the robot.

As the country continues to mourn George H. W. Bush, who died on November 30, 2018, there’s another family member grieving the heavy loss: the former president’s beloved service dog, Sully.

The yellow Labrador was matched with Bush in June 2018, and the pair quickly became inseparable. Sully was “beautifully trained” by America’s VetDogs.

In a touching tribute to his former owner, Sully was captured curling up beside Bush’s casket.

Jim McGrath, the family spokesman, shared a photo of the grieving pet on Twitter with a simple yet powerful caption: “Mission complete.”

“What a tremendously loyal and loving pooch,” one Twitter commenter wrote. “Glad that he could help make Bush 41’s final months a little easier.”

Sully will travel with the casket from Texas to Washington DC — and will continue to bring joy and support to others by assisting wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

See the tear-jerking snapshot below. Just another reminder that dogs are truly man’s best friend.

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