Last month, employees at the Santo Antônio de Jesus Regional Hospital in Brazil noticed what appeared to be a stray dog loitering quietly outside.
The dog appeared to be in excellent condition, but she was never with anyone else.She, on the other hand, was waiting for someone special.
During the weeks that followed, the medical staff decided to feed and water the abandoned dog, which they later learned was named Mel.
Mel belonged to a homeless man who had been admitted to the hospital for treatment.She had faithfully seated herself in the waiting area after witnessing him being led inside.When medical personnel became aware of this, they decided to plan a touching reunion to end the dog’s long vigil.
Mel was overjoyed to be back in her best friend’s embrace. While his therapy continues, she is relieved that her wait is finally over, at least in part.
The two are now able to interact on a daily basis. It is unknown how long Mel’s owner will need to stay in the hospital before he and his dog can be permanently reunited, but the team hopes to send the two home with some extra support.
They’ve set up a fundraising page to help them get back on their feet. Although the owner of Mel’s does not appear to be particularly wealthy on the surface, it is clear that he is wealthy in other ways.