They Have To Say Goodbye To Their Baby Girl.. But What The Dogs Did Will Touch Your Heart Even More..

A family’s two basset hounds refused to leave a dying child’s side after doctor’s informed her parents the devastating news that she wouldn’t survive.

“It was really nice,” mom Mary Hall of Deluth, Minnesota, told ABC News. “It brought us a lot of comfort to have them [there]. But by the end of the first day, you could see they were stressed out and depressed. Normally, they’re very happy-go-lucky. We knew they could sense there was something wrong.”

Nora Hall, 5 months old, died May 2 after suffering a stroke April 6 and spending three weeks in the hospital.

The stroke had affected both sides of her brain, causing severe damage, her mother said.

Courtesy Mary Hall

The family dogs, 8-year-old Grumpy and Gracie, fell in love with Nora as soon as she arrived from the hospital, Hall said.

“Gracie, especially, took on the role as second mother,” she said. “Whenever Nora would cry, Gracie would run to see what was wrong. She was always, always by Nora and kissing her and making sure she was OK.”

Courtesy Mary Hall

As Nora’s days were sadly numbered, Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis asked Mary and John Hall whether they had any final wishes for their daughter.

“I asked, ‘If you could let us have our dogs [at the hospital], we’d really appreciate that,'” Hall recalled. “I didn’t want to go home and have them sniffing around for her and not knowing where she went. They lowered the bed so the dogs could lay with her and Gracie ran up and licked her [Nora].”

Courtesy Mary Hall

Hall said she is grateful for the hospital honoring the special exception of having Nora, Gracie and Grumpy together one last time.

The family snapped photos of the touching goodbyes and posted them on Facebook.

“She was just a really happy baby,” Hall said. “Before we went into the hospital, she’d just start laughing. She was happy all the time.”

This heartbreaking video proves animals have true love:

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95 thoughts on “They Have To Say Goodbye To Their Baby Girl.. But What The Dogs Did Will Touch Your Heart Even More..

  1. Animals know. Especially dogs. We just had to one of our dogs down and before it happend I saw them say good-bye. Very heart breaking. Even more heart breaking when it’s a child. God Bless this family and watch over them.

  2. Omg! This is incredibly sad and proof that dogs are not only our best friends but incredibly sensitive to their human friends and know when something is wrong! If anyone says dogs don’t have feelings tell them to read this story!

  3. What a beautiful yet very sad story and I’m so very sorry for your loss of your child it’s so devistating to lose ones child. But I’m happy that all of you were allowed to be together in the end my prayers are with all of you God bless you during this difficult time

  4. So sad to loose her but so heart warming ,,too see how much those dogs. Loved that little baby,, hurts my heart ,,you can not measure love,,i can all most see all three of them runninga thru heaven playing one day …

  5. So very sorry for the loss of your baby girl. She was so beautiful looking. As each day goes by they will begin to be better for you. But you will always have her in your heart looking down on you and Daddy as your angel. RIP

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