One member of Maria Isabel Benites Chamba’s funeral party refused to leave her side when she was laid to rest at the age of 95.
Her beloved dog Bumer joined her family and friends to pay their respects, but it was her faithful companion that didn’t want to leave.
During the wake for Maria, Bumer stayed by her side, just as he had done when she was alive.
“You could see the loyalty and affection that existed between her and her dog,” a spokesperson for the funeral home told The Dodo. “He was always there with his owner.”
A procession followed Maria’s coffin to the cemetery after the ceremony. Bumer leaped into the back of the car and refused to leave.
“He circled the hearse before hopping aboard as if to say, ‘I want to go and say goodbye to my mom,’” the funeral home spokesperson said. “A tremendous example of loyalty.”
The little dog was last seen being comforted by Maria’s family, according to the funeral home.
We are so lucky to have such faithful and loving furry friends, and it is heartbreaking to see how much Bumer’s loss is felt after his owner passed.
I hope Maria’s family is able to support this sweet dog and help him heal his broken heart.
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