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.
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," 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.