This story has been going viral on Reddit and other social media – and for a good reason. It’s heartbreaking, and it shows, once again, the incredible bond us mere humans have with our precious dogs.

The Reddit user shared his personal story about his wife and dog, Bella.

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Uggghhhh. The man’s dying wife wanted to see her dog one more time, so the husband decided to sneak the pooch into the hospital in a suitcase.

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Seems like Bella knew she had to be quiet so she wouldn’t alert the hospital staff.

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The dog made it into the hospital and got to say goodbye to his mama before she passed away a few days later.

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Where are the tissues? This story calls for at least a whole box.

As has been said over and over, we don’t deserve dogs.