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PASSO FUNDO, Brazil – When it comes to the bond between pets and their owners, it can be almost like the relationship between a parent and child.

When a homeless man was hospitalized, the staff at the center were surprised to see a constant visitor outside.

According to the Huffington Post, Lauri da Costa was taken to the hospital after being hit in the face.

Doctors soon discovered he had melanoma and needed surgery.

While he was in the hospital, his dog waited for him in the parking lot.

For eight days, hospital staff fed and gave water to the patient pup.

When Costa was finally able to have visitors, workers took him outside for an adorable reunion.

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