Warning: you probably won’t make it through this story with dry eyes. If you ever wondered about the connection between human and dog, this story will leave you with no questions. This is confirmation of how closely we bond to our dogs.
In Ordu, Turkey, there is a dog mourning the loss of his human. Zozo visits his dad’s grave frequently to be close to his beloved.
When he was only one-week old, Zozo’s human abandoned him. Luckily, a man named Zafer Öztürk adopted him. Zafer brought Zozo to his home where he quickly bonded with the pup. As a result, they formed an intensely loving and loyal relationship.
In 2014, Zafer became ill and passed away. The loss hit Zozo extremely hard. The first time the family visited Zafer’s grave, they realized the extent of Zozo’s mourning.
As soon as they arrived, the dog laid on his father’s grave, crying with sorrow. Zozo attempted to get as close as he possibly could. From that day forward, every time Zafer’s son visited the grave, they brought Zozo along. Zozo repeated his practice of lying with his father.
The family was shocked.
“We’ve [had] a lot of dogs before, but I’ve never seen this [type of behavior]. Zozo really is a different kind of dog,” said Zafer’s grandson.
Amazingly, Zozo snuck out of the house on several occasions only to be found resting on his father’s grave.
We can’t lie, it is heartbreaking to witness this dog’s loss in the video below. We take some solace in knowing Zafer and Zozo are able to have this time together. Watch the video and get your tissues ready.