George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog, Sully, Guards Late President’s Coffin in Touching Photo

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On Friday, November 30, former president George H.W. Bush died at the age of 94. While his family and loved ones mourn his loss, his service dog, Sully, is doing the same.

In a touching photo posted to Sully’s Instagram account which documents the dog’s life, we see Sully laying guard in front of the late president’s coffin. “Mission complete,” the caption reads.

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Mission complete.

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According to CNN, Sully will be able to fly with the late George H.W. Bush’s coffin to Washington, D.C., where he will relocate to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to help other veterans.

George H.W.’s son, George Bush, commented on the photo of Sully, saying, “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 he brought to 41.”

Sully was reportedly named after the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009.

George Bush announced the news of his father’s passing on Friday evening, saying, “George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for the 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”