More than four months after its owner has died , a dog still refuses to leave the entrance of a hospital in Sao Paulo , Brazil .
The dog ’ s owner , a homeless man , was stabbed in a local park and rushed to Santa Casa de Novo Horizonte medical centre where he died from his injuries , according to local media reports .
Following the fatal incident, the dog chased the ambulance carrying his owner and has waited at the doors of the medical centre ever since .
A Hospital staff who have provided food and water for the loyal companion said the dog , whose name is unknown, has never tried to enter the building .
It sits quietly outside waiting for the master.
Local resident Cristine Sardella shared two images of the dog on her Facebook page on February 27 , telling the story of his then -four -month wait, with her post going viral .
“ We have lots to learn from the animals,” her post read . “ He waits for him in vain , but the love he has for his owner is eternal .”
She first noticed the dog when visiting for an appointment.
“ He would get up to let people pass by , very politely , and then lay right back down again, ” Ms. Sardella, a lawyer , said.
Ms. Sardella said she arranged for the dog to be picked up by a rescue organisation . But it escaped within days and made his way back across the city , walking over three kilometres to get back to the hospital.
The hospital’s director , Osvaldo Sobrinho , said they were arranging for the dog to be seen by a veterinarian and vaccinated , and a staff member was waiting to adopt him if and when it decides to leave its vigil .
It is not the first story of a dog showing unwavering loyalty to its owner .
A Japanese pooch named Hachiko famously waited almost 10 years at a train station for its owner who died after leaving it on the platform in the 1920 s .
( ABC News )
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