Dogs are probably the most loyal companions one could ever have. They comfort us whenever they sense that we’re going through something, and they take it upon themselves to keep us safe. These pups also try their best to stay by our side at all times, so we would never feel alone.
When an elderly man from Hubei Province, China, tested positive for COVID-19, his dog, Xiao Bao, went above and beyond to comfort him. The seven-year-old pup went with him to the Wuhan Taikang Hospital, where he received treatment from medical professionals. Since animals weren’t allowed inside the building, the dog patiently waited outside for his master.
Losing his master
Xiao Bao didn’t mind staying outside the building. He was more concerned about his owner’s well-being. Hospital guests would see him walk around the premises or sit by the door, desperate to hear updates about his human. He was hoping against hope that his master would recover, but the universe had other plans.
The elderly man succumbed to the illness five days after he was rushed to the hospital. The medical professionals did all that they could to save him, but their efforts were in vain. Xiao Bao had no idea that his owner had already crossed the rainbow bridge. He continued to wait for his best friend.
A new home for Xiao Bao
The pup stayed at the hospital for months. The hospital staff and guests had no idea how to break the news to him. Some of them tried to let him come home with them, but he refused to leave.
When the staff started receiving complaints about Xiao roaming the hospital corridors, Wu decided it was time to turn him over to the Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association. To know more about Xiao Bao’s story, watch the video below:
Credits to The Paper