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Poignant photo of service dog next to President Bush's casket goes viral

Posted at 10:57 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 11:09:16-05

President George H.W. Bush's best friend and recent constant companion is missing the former Commander-In-Chief, and you can see it all over his face.

Sully, the two-year-old Labrador Retriever that was assigned to the former President was with Bush's body in Houston on Sunday night.

Bush's spokesperson, Jim McGrath, tweeted the photo of Sully in front of the former President's casket.

Bush used a wheelchair in the last years of his life and the charity that places service dogs with veterans with disabilities paired the two.

America's VetDogs said after Sully spends a short vacation at headquarters in Smithtown, New York, he will join the dog program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, assisting wounded soldiers and active duty personnel.