Ever since his owner was taken to the Ruth Cardoso Hospital in Santa Catarina, Brazil, a young black dog named Negão has been patiently waiting outside the building for him to walk out.
Even though the man died of sepsis soon after his admission, the story of Negão’s loyalty has touched the heart of millions around the world.
It all started late last year when the dog’s owner, a homeless man, was taken to the hospital after developing an infection that would later prove fatal. Medical staff reported that Negão ran alongside the ambulance all the way to the hospital, watched his favorite human be carried inside and waited outside for his return.
He has been waiting outside the building ever since, not knowing that the eagerly awaited reunion with his owner will never happen. Every time an ambulance arrives, the dog’s ears perk up and he follows it to see if it is carrying his master, as it did many months ago.
It wasn’t long before hospital staff noticed Negão’s constant presence outside the hospital, and after hearing his tragic story, they started caring for him, bringing him food and water, as well as making sure he had shelter from the elements.