A devoted dog has gone viral this week after he was spotted waiting for his owner on the bridge from which he had jumped days earlier.
Keep scrolling to read more on this devastating story, and to find out what happened to the loyal pet...
If there's one thing that dogs are known for...
via: GettyIt is their unwavering loyalty.
We all know that our dogs would walk to the ends of the Earth for us...
via: GettyAnd it is one of the many reasons why we love them so much.
There's a reason they're known as "man's best friend."
via: GettyThese loyal pets have been known to stand valiantly by their owners, no matter what situation they're in.
And this week, one dog has gone viral for this unwavering loyalty...
via: GettyBut it is amid the most heartbreaking of circumstances.
A heartbroken and confused dog was seen waiting patiently for its owner at a bridge...
via: GettyFor 4 whole days after he had tragically ended his own life.
It is the most heartwrenching situation...
via: GettyBut, sadly, it isn't uncommon.
Just a couple of months ago, we heard the story of the dog who waited for 3 whole months for his owner at a hospital in Wuhan, China.
Loyal-Dog-Waits-At-a-Wuhan-Hospital-For-Three-Months-After-His-Owner-Dies-From-Coronavirus https://t.co/jNlTfcLy0n https://t.co/yfXT6a2cVP— Peace FM Online (@Peace FM Online)1590443253.0
The dog refused to leave the hospital...
Staff said Xiao Bao refused to leave. Even when they deliberately dropped him off somewhere far away, he would make… https://t.co/UMOusTlfao— Hans Solo (@Hans Solo)1590490235.0
Little Treasure's loyalty to his owner was second to none.
A real-life Hachi! Not knowing that its owner died of #COVID19 in February, a dog in Wuhan has been waiting at the… https://t.co/mddqMG2DBP— The Paper 澎湃新闻 (@The Paper 澎湃新闻)1590415200.0
And now, a tragically similar story has emerged.
via: GettyReports have come in of a small dog waiting on a bridge for 4 whole days after watching its owner commit suicide. Coincidentally, this dog also comes from Wuhan, China.
It happened on Wuhan's Yangtze bridge.
via: GettyAn unidentified man committed suicide from the bridge, and his loyal companion had watched on as he jumped.
It is believed that the dog had followed his owner to the bridge.
via: GettyDu Fan, director of Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association, told local press:
"We asked the bridge officers to check what exactly happened. It was really dark, [we] couldn't see much on the surveillance footage. [We saw that] the person jumped straight away."
And, for the 4 days following his tragic death...
via: GettyThe little dog didn't move from the sidewalk on the bridge.
Heartbreaking images of the sorrowful dog started to circulate across Chinese social media...
via: TwitterThe photos were initially taken by a resident, known as Xu, after he saw the pet dog huddled on the bridge, according to Chutian Metropolis Newspaper.
The animal was in despair.
via: TwitterXu reportedly wanted to adopt the little dog himself, but whenever he would try and pick it up, it would run away.
The Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association then intervened.
via: Pear VideoThe organization saw Mr Xu's post and started to look for the animal with local volunteers.
The organization is reportedly still looking for the little dog...
It is said that the dog's owner jumped the river and committed suicide. The dog was waiting for his owner on the br… https://t.co/DEvolIl8Mt— 老秋 (@老秋)1591691028.0
And they hope to eventually find a new home for the loyal pet.
@MailOnline I feel so bad for the little fellow, did someone loving take him home with them? he is grieving, badly— A Stranger dedicated to a Stranger (@A Stranger dedicated to a Stranger)1591661443.0
"We still hope to find a new owner for the dog," Mr. Du explained, "We think it's too sad for such a loyal dog to stray on the streets."
Sadly, the little dog is still missing...
@MailOnline 💔😢 hope the dog gets adopted by someone with big loving heart 🙏— el d'guss (@el d'guss)1591672877.0
We simply do not deserve dogs.
via: GettyFor more on the beautiful loyalty of our pets, keep scrolling to read about the baby and puppy who have grown up together...