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George HW Bush's Service Dog Sully Assisting Him One Last Time Has Left Netizens Teary-Eyed

Image credits: Sullyhwbush / Instagram

Image credits: Sullyhwbush / Instagram

Sully will now be working at his new home, Walter Reed, where he will be assisting the troops.

  • Last Updated: December 3, 2018, 2:05 PM IST
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A photo of the dog laying next to his late master, George H.W. Bush, with the former US President's casket draped with the American flag, is melting hearts on the Internet.

Sully, a 2-year-old yellow Labrador, will accompany Bush's casket on the flight to Washington, D.C, CNN reported.

The highly trained service dog is named after retired pilot Chesley Sullenberger aka Chesley B. "Sully", who rose to fame in 2009, when he successfully landed US Airways Flight in the Hudson River after both engines were compromised by a bird strike; he ended up saving all 155 passengers on board.

Sully will now be working at his new home, Walter Reed, where he will be assisting the troops.

"As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we're comforted to know he'll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed, that be brought to 41," 43rd US President George W. Bush wrote in an Instagram post on Monday.

Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman, also posted the canine's photo on Twitter and wrote, "Mission complete."

As soon as the photo started doing the rounds, many patted Sully's back and wrote, "Job well done!"

Earlier this year, Bush had welcomed Sully into his family.

"A great joy to welcome home the newest member of our family, "Sully," a beautiful -- and beautifully trained -- lab from @AmericasVetDogs. Could not be more grateful, especially for their commitment to our veterans."

With 78K followers, Sully enjoys a celebrity status on Instagram.

George H.W. Bush - the war hero-turned-wealthy oilman and diplomat, who steered America through the end of the Cold War as president and led a political dynasty that saw his son win the White House - died on Friday. He was 94.

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