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Dog Says Goodbye to Dying Owner in Heartbreaking Video

Ryan Jessen was on a ventilator at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville, Calif.

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    The family of a California man who lay dying in a hospital wanted to make sure his beloved dog had one last chance to say goodbye.

    Ryan Jessen, 33, had suffered a ventricular brain hemorrhage and was on a ventilator at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville when his family brought his dog of six years, Mollie, to see him shortly before his death on Nov. 30, the "Today" show reported.

    Michelle Jessen caught the heartbreaking moment on video and posted it on Facebook for friends and family. It has been viewed over 13 million times.

    "The hospital did the sweetest thing for us and allowed us to bring my brother's dog in to "say goodbye" so she'd know why her human never came home. If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog," Jessen's sister, Michelle, wrote on Facebook.