As the country mourns President George H. W. Bush, who died November 30, 2018, there is another member of his family that is grieving the heavy loss: the former president’s beloved service dog, Sully.
The Labrador was matched with Bush in June 2018, and the pair quickly became inseparable. Sully was “beautifully trained” by America’s VetDogs and formed an unbreakable bond with the former President.
In a touching tribute to his owner, Sully was captured mourning beside Bush’s casket.
Jim McGrath, the family spokesman, shared a photo of the grieving pet on Twitter with two simple yet powerful caption: “Mission complete.”
“What a tremendously loyal and loving pooch,” one Twitter commenter wrote. “Glad that he could help make Bush 41’s final months a little easier.”
Sully will travel with the casket from Texas to Washington DC — and then will continue to bring joy and support to others in need by assisting wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
See the tear-jerking snapshot below. Just another reminder that dogs are truly man’s best friend.