A man, dying of cancer, was given the gift of a final good-bye thanks to his family and compassionate nurses. This month, it became clear that David King was nearing the end of his life – bedridden and weak, it was not possible for the ailing man to return home to say good-bye to his Yorkshire terrier, Lil Fee.
King’s granddaughter, 17-year-old Ellie Miguel, told Yahoo Lifestyle about the bond Lil Fee had with her grandpa, “My grandpa loved his dog Lil Fee; she would follow him around everywhere. He would bring her everywhere he could.” Photos of the beloved dog were brought to King’s hospital room, but that wasn’t enough for the hard good-bye that had to be said.
When some nurses heard about King’s dog, they encouraged his family to sneak Lil Fee in. So sneak they did. The terrier was tucked into an over-sized purse and smuggled in to King’s room for a few final, precious moments.
On November 7, Miguel posted poignant photos of the touching moment to Twitter and said, “My grandpa is losing his battle with cancer so the nurses helped my grandma sneak their dog into the hospital to say goodbye.”
King’s lengthy battle with cancer ended on Wednesday…just one day after Lil Fee’s visit.
(Images via Twitter/@elliemigueel)
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