"Even in death, my mother is teaching that love is not just for humans."
For the last four years, this sweet pup named Belinha had been inseparable from her best friend and owner, Telma Maria. Sadly, though, their time together was recently cut short — but Belinha's love for her owner lives on still.
Maria, who lived in Brazil, passed away earlier this month after a long battle with cancer. Throughout her painful fight and declining health, Belinha never left her side — and Maria's spirit was bolstered by the dog's comforting presence.
"My mother said she was her nurse," Maria's son, Dionísio Neto, wrote online. "Belinha proved to be the most faithful companion."
Given that Belinha was such an important part of Maria's life, it only made sense that she was there to say goodbye at her wake. Along with other family members, Belinha sat sorrowfully, as if understanding the significance of the solemn gathering.
But it's what happened next that touched Maria's son the most.