Earlier this month Rudy Armstrong was on his boat when he felt his foot go numb. He sat up and when he woke up he couldn’t move his arm, that’s when Bubu, his beloved and faithful pet, ran to investigate how he was.
Bubu, a little Chihuahua, knew immediately that something was seriously wrong. Unable to reach his phone, Rudy met Bubu’s eyes and told him that he needed help.
“ I need help. Go find Kim,” Rudy told Bubu,
This pup knew exactly what to do. After running off the boat he went to the marina, where he found Kim, captain of the dock.
“He walked up to her and instead of giving her the usual greeting like bark, jump and kiss her, he stopped in front of her and lay on his side ,” said Brandy Popp, public relations manager for CarolinaEast Health System.
Kim didn’t hesitate for a moment to follow Bubu back to the boat. Upon arrival he discovered that Rudy had suffered a stroke, he immediately called 911 and the paramedics took them to the hospital while Kim took care of Bubu.
Thanks to the quick reaction of this puppy, his father managed to survive. After a couple of weeks in the hospital, Rudy missed his little furry friend more than anything.
Brandy visited Rudy in the hospital and after listening to him for more than an hour and knowing that he had no close friends or family, she organized a meeting with Bubu.
“I went to Rudy’s room to hear the details of how Bubu had helped save his life. I had the pleasure of hearing about the emotional stories of him and the special bond with Bubu,” Brandy said.
On the day of the meeting, Rudy was brought into the garden to greet them, barely able to control his excitement.
“Prior to his arrival, Rudy was practically rocking in his wheelchair like a kid on Christmas morning,” Brandy said.
Once Kim arrived with Bubu, the dog seemed confused at being in such unfamiliar surroundings, but it didn’t take long for him to recognize his beloved companion.
“Rudy pulled his mask down and Bubu instantly recognized him and jumped on his legs and started kissing his face non-stop!” Brandy said.
This father’s meeting with his puppy was a beautiful moment and everyone present could not contain their emotion and tears.
Rudy has since been cleared and is back on his ship with his beloved pet.
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