Poor Moose was sitting by the hospital bed, staring at the window and loyally waiting for his owner to return. Someone captured the touching moment and the photo was so heartbreaking that it went viral in a matter of hours.
The story of Moose, a 3-year-old Lab mix broke the hearts of everyone who got to learn of his fate. It all started with a single photo of the loyal dog waiting for his owner by the side of an empty hospital bed.
Unfortunately, Moose didn’t know his loving human had died and was never coming back again. All he knew was he needed to be patient and wait. Seeing him staring at the hospital window was the saddest sight ever.
The staff at both NorthStar Pet Rescue and Eleventh Hour Rescue knew Moose deserved to find a new family that would help him heal his broken heart. They posted the photo on Facebook and it spread on the social media like a wildfire in a matter of hours.
Everyone was certain that whomever would see Moose’s photo would realize how lucky they would be if he becomes part of their life, as his loyalty was as huge as his loving personality.
The touching photo made people think deeply of what happens with an animal when their owner passes away. They have feelings and can be even more compassionate than humans, and it all affects them negatively and leaves them heartbroken.
Although they can’t express how they feel using words, their actions speak of their grief better than what any language can describe, and Moose was just a perfect example of that.
Whoever owned a dog can say that their love and loyalty for humans has no boundaries. So make sure you cherish them until you still have the chance.
The touching photo of Moose was posted after he ended up at a local pet rescue shelter in Rockaway Township, New Jersey.
“Moose sat patiently next to his dad’s hospital bed, waiting for him to return, not knowing that ‘Dad’ had passed away,” the rescue wrote on Facebook. “Moose has now been returned to our friends at Eleventh Hour Rescue and he’s taking the loss of his dad pretty hard.”
The staff made sure everyone knew how lovely Moose was. An awesome friend with a bubbly personality who was doing perfectly around humans and children.
“So much so that Moose would do best in a home where he wasn’t left home alone all day long, he misses his people too much,” the rescue wrote.
Above all, they needed someone patient who would do their best to heal Moose’s broken heart.
People followed along with the story and were praying for the perfect family for this sweet dog to come along.
Luckily, adoption applications from all over the country were handed in at the shelter.
It only took a couple of days after the photo was shared for Moose to find his happy ending with new humans who were willing to help him overcome his grief for his previous owner.
“MOOSE HAS BEEN ADOPTED by a wonderful family who will care for and love him for the rest of his life! Thank you again to everyone who shared his story!” the rescue wrote.
Well-wishers wrote hundreds of messages on the rescue organization’s Facebook page and it showed just how much Moose was being loved by everyone.
We honestly hope sweet Moose would find his inner peace and will continue living his life in the new family to the fullest.
In cases with dogs like Moose, the families should be extra patient and careful and provide their new furry friends with lots of attention that would help them let go of the sadness their hearts are filled with.
According to a study published in the journal Animals, pets grieve for at least six months before they are ready to get back to being normal again.
As for Moose, we only wish him the best in the years to come.