Dog's Final Goodbye To Her Dying Owner Will Make You Cry So Many Tears

By Kayleigh Roberts

What Ryan Jessen thought was a bad migraine headache turned out to be something much, much worse.

Ryan and his family were devastated to learn that the 33-year-old was suffering from a brain hemorrhage that would prove fatal. Before he passed away, Ryan's family got the hospital to let them bring his beloved dog to see him for one last visit.

Dog's heartbreaking final farewell to her dying owner
Dog's heartbreaking final farewell to her dying owner
credit: Michelle Jessen

Ryan and his dog were very close and his sister, Michelle Jessen, captured their final moments together in a video that she posted to Facebook, which has gone viral with 19 million views and counting.

Rideout Memorial Hospital did the sweetest thing for us and allowed us to bring my brother's dog in to "say goodbye" so she'd know why her human never came home. If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog. (So many people have asked - He thought he had a migraine, but it was a ventricular brain hemorrhage. They think it was brought on by high blood pressure, and there's speculation that his frequent consumption of energy drinks may have contributed. THANK YOU to everybody for the outpouring of support, but I won't be responding anymore. We are sincerely touched and humbled by others' stories, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many people. Don't worry about the dog! We're keeping her!!! She's part of the family.) To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com

Posted by Michelle Jessen on Thursday, December 1, 2016

"Rideout Memorial Hospital did the sweetest thing for us and allowed us to bring my brother's dog in to 'say goodbye' so she'd know why her human never came home," Michelle wrote with the video. "If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog."

Michelle also explained in the caption that doctors believe Ryan's hemorrhage was brought on by high blood pressure and that it's possible his high consumption of energy drinks contributed to his condition. Ryan passed away on November 30, but his dog is in good hands, being cared for by his family members and helping his memory live on.