Dog reportedly waits months outside hospital for dead owner to return

It's long been said that dogs are a man's best friend due to their unwavering loyalty -- and one dog in Brazil is proving that his friendship is forever.

More than four months after his owner was rushed to a hospital in Sao Paul, an unnamed dog continues to wait outside the Santa Casa de Novo Horizonte hospital -- the last place he saw his best friend.

The dog's owner, a 59-year-old homeless man, was fatally stabbed in a local park, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported. The pooch reportedly rushed to the hospital and has been waiting outside the entrance for his owner to return.

Nearby resident Cristine Sardella, who was at the hospital last month, took pictures of the dog and posted them to Facebook, writing that humans have a lot to learn from animals.

The dog, Sardella told The Dodo, seemed set on staying where he was, awaiting the return of his owner.

After the dog's story was posted online, a local rescue attempted to find the dog a new home, but it escaped. For now, the dog is being taken care of by hospital staff and was vaccinated and seen by a vet.

A hospital employee reportedly plans to adopt him.

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