Former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog is captivating hearts all across the internet after one photo of him lying alongside Bush’s casket has gone viral.
“We do not deserve dogs,” one user said to the photo which shows the American flag draped over the casket as Bush’s Labrador retriever, Sully, lies beside it.
The photo was uploaded by Jim McGarth, the Bush family spokesperson, on Sunday night with the caption “Mission Complete.”
Take a look:
Looks like the American people aren’t the only one missing the former president.
As NBCDFW reports, Sully will be recommissioned to assist other wounded veterans:
Sully was assigned to Bush in June — specifically matched with the president to provide support in his daily activities, according to America’s VetDogs, an organization that helps match service dogs with veterans, active-duty service members and first responders with disabilities.
The 2-year-old Labrador retriever was even with Bush when he voted in the November midterm election.
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The president and CEO of America’s VetDogs, John Miller, issued a statement on the death of President George H.W. Bush.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family during this difficult time. It was truly an honor to have provided service dog Sully to be by the president’s side for the past several months. As a true patriot and a visionary, President Bush will forever be viewed by people with disabilities and their families as a hero through his efforts to enact the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are forever grateful to his service to the American people.”