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Man With Terminal Cancer Says Last Goodbye To His Dog In Tear-Jerking Photo

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man with terminal cancer says his last goodbye to his dog

This is so incredibly touching yet so, so sad.

21-year-old Mike Petrosino has been battling Ewing's Sarcoma since 2006, a rare form of cancer that attacks the bones and soft tissue.

While he initially showed signs of improvement, doctors are now saying the cancer is terminal and he has already started saying goodbye to family and loved ones, including his beloved dog Rusty.

Mike's brother John Petrosino snapped a picture of the touching moment and said:

"Rusty was very emotional when Mike said his finale goodbye. Every time I come home these past two days, he sits near Mike's favorite couch and whines."

The photo has since made its rounds throughout the internet and has since gone viral.

Friends close to Mike say they have been amazed by the strength he's shown in their final visits and that he's been unbelievably brave throughout the whole process.

There's no word on how much longer Mike is expected to live, but our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family and this time.

[Image via John Petrosino.]

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6 comments to “Man With Terminal Cancer Says Last Goodbye To His Dog In Tear-Jerking Photo”

  1. ChickenBrothRiceFood says – reply to this


    Pictures like this are how I became an atheist. I just can't believe a God would allow this type of suffering at such a premature age. But, I will probably believe in God again when I'm a viral photo. Everybody believes, in their last days.

  2. NE1 says – reply to this


    crying now. i think pets are sometimes harder to say goodbye to than people, they can't understand why you're gone..

  3. calliefornia says – reply to this


    What disturbs me is the lady smiling in the top left corner…. Have a heart you craplard

  4. Maria Petroino says – reply to this


    Re: calliefornia – The woman smiling is a nurse who has taken care of Michael for the 8 years that cancer took control of his life.

  5. Ellen says – reply to this


    Sending Love and Prayers to you and your family, I know how hard it is on the Furbabies as they too know when things are not right,I hope that some one will be taking care of his buddy until they meet again,Prayers being said here in Nova Scotia,

  6. write4life says – reply to this


    My heart is breaking for these 2. I hope they both know they'll be together one day again.