But one story is even more heartbreaking: a dog was found continuing to wait for his owner… at the scene where he committed suicide.
The dog was found on the Yangtze Bridge in Wuhan, China. A man named Xu reportedly discovered the poor dog and shared the photos on social media.
Xu tried to pick up the dog himself, hoping to find him a good home. But after learning from nearby workers that a man had jumped off the bridge on May 30, he realized the dog belong to the deceased man and was loyally waiting for him to return.
“I wanted to rescue it, but it was too faithful to accept,” Mr. Xu told Chutian Metropolis Daily.
The dog didn’t accept food or water, he just stared through the railing, confused to what happened.
After Xu shared the story, Du Fan, director of the Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association, went to the bridge and was able to rescue the dog.
Surveillance footage confirmed that the dog’s owner jumped off the bridge. The rescuers could only hope to try and give the dog a second chapter.
“We still hope to find a new owner for the dog,” Du said, according to the Daily Mail. “We think it’s too sad for such a loyal dog to stray on the streets.”
What a heartbreaking story. It shows just how much our dogs love us, and how they stay loyal to us even after we’re gone. We hope this dog finds a good home soon. Share this story!