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Many pet owners will tell you that there’s nothing worse than being separated from their furry friends for an extended period of time. In some instances, such as hospitalization, people have no other choice.
This was recently the case for David King, who was hospitalized for cancer treatment, according to Yahoo! Lifestyle. His wife, Cindy, would bring in photographs of his Yorkie mix Lil Fee to help him through the difficult time. However, little could be done to replace the actual feeling of having Lil Fee around.
One day, the nurses at King’s hospital had heard enough. Along with Cindy, they took matters into their own hands to reunite Lil Fee with King, who was fighting for his life.
“The nurses always heard my grandma talking about Lil Fee,” said Ellie Miguel, King’s granddaughter. “So they encouraged her and helped her get the dog in. They had my aunt carry the dog in a really big purse.”
When King was reunited with Lil Fee, he moved his arm to pet the Yorkie for the first time that day. Miguel says it was an emotional moment she’ll never forget.
But Miguel and King’s nurses aren’t the first to carry out such a daring task. Earlier this year, a woman from California smuggled her grandmother’s dog into a hospital for a reunion. Her story went viral on social media, and she is just one of many to exhibit the healing power of pets.