Loyal Dog Waits on Bridge After 'Owner Jumps Into a River' | 22 Words

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...

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It is their unwavering loyalty.

We all know that our dogs would walk to the ends of the Earth for us...

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And 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."

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These 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...

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But it is amid the most heartbreaking of circumstances.

A heartbroken and confused dog was seen waiting patiently for its owner at a bridge...

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For 4 whole days after he had tragically ended his own life.

It is the most heartwrenching situation...

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But, 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.

The 7-year-old mongrel, who was affectionately named Little Treasure by staff at the hospital, waited loyally for his owner, unbeknown that he had actually passed away.

The dog refused to leave the hospital...

And, in the 3 months in which he waited, he simply lived in the lobby and the local supermarket, where he was fed by concerned members of staff.

Little Treasure's loyalty to his owner was second to none.

The dog was eventually taken in by an animal shelter, where he now awaits a new home.

And now, a tragically similar story has emerged.

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Reports 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.

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An 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.

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Du 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...

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The little dog didn't move from the sidewalk on the bridge.

Heartbreaking images of the sorrowful dog started to circulate across Chinese social media...

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The 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.

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Xu 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.

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The 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...

And is pledging for anyone with any information or sightings to come forward.

And they hope to eventually find a new home for the loyal pet.

"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...

But thousands of people have taken to social media to share the story, so we can only hope that it will be found soon.

We simply do not deserve dogs.

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For more on the beautiful loyalty of our pets, keep scrolling to read about the baby and puppy who have grown up together...