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In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a heart-wrenching story of a dog’s loyal vigil over his friend played out in the streets of Bernal. The dog, faced with the death of his best friend, kept watch over the body for long hours, protecting and taking care of his companion, unable to leave her for even the shortest moment.

According to a Facebook post, a car appeared in the streets of Bernal, chased by a black-and-white dog. When the vehicle stopped, a man emerged carrying a black plastic bag, which he dropped on the sidewalk and then sped away. When the dog caught up, he went right to the bag and began to nudge and try to open it, barking.

The scene was observed by a number of curious passers-by wondering what the dog’s behavior meant. Among them was Chicho Barbaroja who took pity on the dog and helped open the plastic bag. When he did so, he was shocked to discover a brown dog that had passed away…

As the dog started to nudge the animal and whimper, it was clear that the two were friends.

To the amazement of the onlookers, the dog began a vigil over the body, not leaving for even a second.

The dog even refused to get up and leave his friend when the passers-by were trying to offer him food and water.

It was only after someone managed to lure the hungry pup with food and direct the animal’s attention towards something else, that the body could be buried. But right after finishing the meal, the dog went back.


The loyal dog amazed everyone who saw him with his deeply moving devotion to the beloved friend he just could not let go of. Barbarjola, who shared the dogs’ story on his Facebook page, is still looking for information on the potential guardians of the dogs and why the deceased animal was abandoned some 20 blocks away from where she had been apparently run over.

We hope that there can at least be a happy ending for this loyal pup and will be looking forward to updates.

All image source: Chicho Barbaroja/Facebook

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0 comments on “Loyal Dog Held Vigil Over His Best Friend for Hours After She Was Killed by a Car”

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Muriel Servaege
4 Months Ago

Dogs can be incredibly loyal. I feel sad for that dog whose friend has been run over.

John Pasqua
4 Months Ago



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