Hawkeye: A Labrador Retriever lying next to his master’s coffin.
This is probably one of the most touching and emotional pictures we’ve ever seen.
Three years ago, this photo pulled at the heart-strings of millions of people around the globe as images of this grieving Labrador Retriever graced the pages of newspapers across the World.
At the funeral of Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, who died in a chopper crash in Afganistan; attendees could see his loyal companion, named Hawkeye, lying at the front next to the casket. In front of 1500 mourners at the beginning of the service, Hawkeye ambled up to the front of the room and laid down next to his master — showing his loyalty until the end.
Capitán: A Dog Stays by His Master’s Grave For Six Years
The bond between dog and master goes beyond the grave, as evidenced by Capitán’s unyielding loyalty to his master Miguel Guzmán, from Argentina. Capitán went missing for a few days, but he was eventually found lying in the cemetery next to Guzmán’s resting place. The remarkable part about this story is that Miguel died in a hospital, and his body was taken to a funeral home far away from where he lived.
Capitán had never been to the cemetery before. The first time the funeral director saw Capitán, he arrived at the cemetery alone. The dog did a few laps through the tombstones before finding his master’s grave— all on his own. Capitán continues to visit his old master every single day, at 6:00 p.m., like clockwork. If this isn’t a display of true dedication, we don’t know what is.
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