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A devoted dog gave a heartbreaking 'goodbye' to his dying owner

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A devoted dog gave a heartbreaking 'goodbye' to his dying owner

WATCH | A dying dog owner was visited by his pup one last time.  

Ryan Jessen suffered a ventricular brain hemorrhage and laid in a coma that he never awoke from. On Nov. 30, Ryan's friends and family gathered in his hospital room to say their final goodbyes, including his beloved pet, Mollie, CBS12 reported.

The Jessens wanted their pup, Mollie, to understand why her dad wasn't coming home. With hospital staff approval, the dog was allowed to come visit Ryan for the last time.  

That touching moment of Mollie saying goodbye to her owner was captured on video and posted on Facebook. Since then, the video has been viewed more than 13 million times in the last week. The unconditional love and loyalty between a man and his dog struck a chord among people all over the world. 

The Jessens speculate Ryan's consumption of energy drinks may have contributed to his sudden death. His organs have been donated and on Dec. 1, a 17-year-old-boy received Ryan's heart. 

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Ryan's sister wrote, "As sad as it is to lose Ryan, we know his heart is going to bring so much joy to the family of the recipient. I wish Ryan could know what a difference his heart will make for that young man."

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