This Dog Devastated By The Death Of His Human Visits His Grave Every Day

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This little dog named Cesur recently lost his dearest friend, Mehmet Ilhan. The 79-year-old man passed away in January after a long illness, in a hospital in Bursa, Turkey.

 

cesur-grave-1Source: Ali Ilhan

 

Cesur and Mehmet have been inseparable for two years and had an exceptional bond. "Cela faisait 2 ans que Cesur et Mehmet étaient inséparables et avaient noué un lien exceptionnel. "Because of my father's paralysis, they had a different kind of connection," explained Ali to The Dodo, the son of the deceased. "When my father was in the hospital during his last days, Cesur stopped eating."

 

cesur-grave-3Source: Ali Ilhan

 

The loss of Mehmet has left an immense hole in his furry friend's life, and his love and loyalty for his human endures long after his death.

 

When the body was brought to the family home, Cesur stayed right by his side, refusing to move.

 

cesur-grave-2Source: Ali Ilhan

 

During the funeral a few days later, the dog led the procession on his own initiative. When everyone was gathered around the coffin, the canine sat right next to it and was visibly devastated, head bowed. He stayed in this position during the whole ceremony. Ali explained:

 

Nobody could touch him until my father was taken to the grave and was buried. 

 

cesur-grave-5Source: Ali Ilhan

 

Cesur now lives with Mehmet's son, but still hasn't gotten over the loss of his human. The first five days after the funeral, as soon as Ali leaves for work, the dog goes by himself to the cemetary to visit his old friend. "The people who work in the cemetery say the first thing he does in the morning is visit the grave of my father." Ali has since gone with him, so they can honor Mehmet together.

 

cesur-grave-6Source: Ali Ilhan

 

 

He doubts that this will stop Cesur from going by himself, and has no idea how long the sad ritual will last. One thing is sure, he swore to his father (and himself) to always watch over the faithful pooch and to take care of him to the best of his abilities.

 

cesur-grave-7Source: Ali Ilhan

 

H/t: TheDodo

 

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