Devoted dog remains at his owner’s side even after being taken to the hospital, displaying the true meaning of loyalty

 

Devoted dog remains at his owner’s side even after being taken to the hospital, displaying the true meaning of loyalty

If there’s one thing we know about dogs, it’s the fact that they are as loyal as the day is long. We count on them for their loyalty and the love they show to us.

That is why we weren’t surprised to hear about a loyal dog named Magnus. When his human, Brian Benson, went into the hospital, Magnus did something that was above and beyond.

As shared on Instagram, Benson was having a difficult time breathing and went to the ER. They kept them for three nights, trying to determine what was wrong.

Magnus comforts his ailing owner, Brain Benson, in the hospital in late January 2023. (Courtesy of Brian Benson and magnusthetherapydog)

If you’ve ever spent time in the hospital alone, you realize it can be stressful. That is especially true when you don’t know the problem and are just waiting to hear what you expect to be bad news.

During all that time, Magnus stayed right there with him and gave him some relief. He also was there with his young daughters.

Brian Benson, his family, and Magnus enjoying time together in the outdoors. (Courtesy of Brian Benson and magnusthetherapydog)

On Instagram, Benson shared that he had gone into the emergency room and hoped it was nothing, but it turned out it was potentially serious. His family wasn’t allowed in after visiting hours, but Magnus could stay the entire time.

Magnus and Brian Benson during his stay in the hospital in late January 2023. (Courtesy of Brian Benson and magnusthetherapydog)

Magnus is a task-trained service dog, and the six-year-old yellow labrador retriever knew how to care for his human. He and Benson are a team, and they often visit terminally ill patients and grieving families to comfort them.

In this case, Magnus was providing comfort for Brian. They had adopted him as a family pet, but when they saw how easy it was for him to take care of the people in the family, they had Magnus trained as a therapy dog.

In the end, Benson was over-thrilled that he had Magnus there by his side. He also learned that he had cardiomyopathy, which means his heart is not working as well as it could.

Benson shared the story on social media and videos of his dog sleeping next to him. He also showed how the dog kept his daughters company during difficult times.

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The most supportive best friend 🥺❤️‍🩹 @Brian Benson Magnus via Brian from @magnusthetherapydog: “Magnus was allowed to stay with me 24/7 because he is also my service dog. He did exactly what he does best; kept me relaxed and took my mind off the current situation. He knows when to cuddle and when to get a little “goofy.” He made the medical staff smile and also kept my girls calm. I love this dog more than he will ever know.”

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