No matter how hard we try, we can never find a better friend that will love us and stick by our side during the toughest of times like a dog would. The old saying that dogs are man’s best friend happened to be true numerous times, but the following story will convince you in that even further.
When Stuart Hutchison from Alloa, Scotland, was diagnosed with brain cancer he was only 18 years old.
The devastating news changed his life forever, and he spent the rest of his years battling with the disease. But even after all the surgeries and chemotherapy he had to undergo, the cancer spread to his bones.
Sadly, he passed away at the age of 25 and it left a huge emptiness in the life of everyone who loved him and knew him, including his mom, his wife, and the three of his loyal dogs.
Throughout his ordeal, his canines never left his side, but it was the French Bulldog Nero who was most attached to his owner.
Stuart’s mom, Fiona Conaghan, says he and the dog “were like one man”.
When he realized there was no way out and that his days were numbered, Stuart decided to leave the hospital and spend the rest of his life in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family.
His wife Danielle was there all the step of the way, but neither she, nor anyone else could do anything to help Stuart.
“We expected it but it is still tough. It is still a shock and traumatic when it finally comes,” the family describes.
The death of their loving son and husband left the family and the dogs mourning after him. But Nero knew Stuart was now gone forever and his big heart broke from grief. The sweet dog passed away only 15 minutes after his owner left this world.
The story quickly spread and people understood that nothing really beats the love and support dogs’ give their humans.
Dogs are able to feel empathy and they can sense when someone’s sick or in trouble. That is why many of them are used as service dogs which help owners overcome diseases, illnesses, and various conditions by being supportive and offering comfort.