Dogs really are too good for us. They greet us like we’ve been gone for months when we’ve only just stepped out for coffee. They snuggle up when it’s cold. And in the case of one dog in Turkey, she waited outside a hospital for almost a week when her person was taken in for treatment.
The dog, named Boncuk (which means bead) followed an ambulance to the hospital where Cemal Senturk had been taken, Medical Park Trabzon Karadeniz Hospital. Then, even though Senturk’s family took Boncuk home, the determined dog returned to the hospital every day and waited outside.
Muhammet Akdeniz, a security guard at the hospital, told DHA: “She comes every day around 9 a.m. and waits until nightfall. She doesn’t go in.”
According to The Associated Press, Akdeniz said, “When the door opens she pokes her head inside.”
Hospital staff treated Boncuk like a special guest and fed her while she kept wait for her owner to recover and be released.
On Wednesday, Senturk was allowed to go outside in a wheelchair—and footage captured the two’s joyful reunion.
Senturk told Turkish news agency DHA: “She’s very used to me. And I miss her, too, constantly.”
Senturk was finally released on Wedneday, and we’re sure Boncuk is over the moon to have her person back home.
Lead image: DHA