George H. W. Bush’s Service Dog, Sully, Mourns Owner in Viral Photo

Pup is named after the pilot behind the Miracle on the Hudson.

Sully the service dog lays near the coffin of former President George H. W. Bush. (George W. Bush Instagram)

A photo of former President George H. W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, lying in front of the flag-dropped coffin of his owner has won the hearts of thousands.

The picture of the yellow Labrador, posted by H. W.’s son, former President George W. Bush, and shared by others on social media, has garnered thousands of likes and condoling messages.

“Sully, the service dog of President George H.W. Bush, keeping watch over his best friend,” tweeted KOCO News anchor, Abigail Ogle. “Rest In Peace, 41. Good boy, Sully.”

Sully will make the journey with his last master to Washington D.C. on Monday where Bush will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol until Wednesday, Business Insider reported. The loyal pup became the 41st President’s companion back in June after his wife, Barbara, died in April.

After Bush is finally laid to rest, Sully — who was named after the heroic pilot who safely landed a commercial plane in New York City’s Hudson River in 2009 — will continue on to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he will be able to help others.

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