The sister of a 33-year-old California man who passed away on December 1 recorded the final moments between her brother and his best friend, showing just how close the bond can be between humans and their pets.
Ryan Jessen thought he was having a bad migraine episode, but doctors concluded he suffered a brain hemorrhage. Although his family was still processing the tragic news, they knew there was one member of Jessen's family who deserved to have some kind of closure: his dog Molly.
His sister, Michelle Jessen, posted a video on Facebook before life support was turned off and included in the caption, "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."
She added, "If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog." Jessen also confirmed that their family will be keeping the dog.
Ryan Jessen's heart was donated to a 17-year-old boy whose birthday is on Christmas day.