Heart-touching: A Terminally Ill Man Saying Good Bye to His Dog It will certainly stir up your emotion as you behold a man who was about to die, requesting for just one thing; to see his dog and say goodbye to it. With hands bandaged, face looking pale, and barely lifting his own body, he mustered the last strength in him to reach out for his dog to say goodbye. Peterson
Robson had been ill of fibrosis of the lungs. As it is expected of this type of terminal illness, he had very limited time to live. The medical team at the Ninewells Hospital UK where he was admitted enquired from Peterson’s family if there’s something that would be of comfort to the man as he embarked on the last fight of his life. Peterson’s family did not know what to do
because their request may not be granted by the hospital. They went ahead to ask anyway; “Could we bring his Border Collie Shep?” Dogs aren’t usually allowed in the hospital because of the possibility of bringing in germs into the hospital. It was a big surprise when a few minutes later the hospital made their wish come true. They agreed that the dog, Shep should come into
the hospital so that Peterson can say goodbye. According to BBC, since his wife died, the dog which is eight years old currently has been Peterson’s closet companion. Ashley Stevens, Robinson’s granddaughter said, “He never believed he could see Shep again to say goodbye. Seeing the duo together was quite emotional, and Shep obviously was very happy to see his best
companion once again.” The family shared this emotional moment on Facebook and expressed their gratitude to the hospital. A mixture of joy and surprise characterized the atmosphere for Peterson’s family, that the hospital granted their wish and put a smile on the dying man’s face.