DUNDEE, U.K. — Peter Robson was just hours from dying.
But the 70-year-old man, who was in the hospital suffering from terminal cystic fibrosis, had a wish before that happened: to see his dog, Shep, one last time.
He’d had the border collie, since Shep was a puppy — and Shep was Robson’s companion after his wife died.
The BBC reports that staff at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee asked Robson’s family if there was anything from home they wanted to bring to the hospital before he passed away. When they mentioned the dog, the family thought the request would never be granted due to infection-control regulations.
But then Robson’s nurses got involved and 20 minutes later, Shep was given the all-clear to visit. The dog was brought to his owner’s bed, where Robson said goodbye.
Robson’s granddaughter, Ashley Stevens, shared photos and video of those touching last moments, thanking Robson’s nurses for going above and beyond.
“Our grandad’s last and final wish was to see his dog one more time. Still in shock that the wish was granted and they went above and beyond today and made a dying man very happy,” she wrote.
Stevens said the charge nurse of her grandfather’s ward is “an absolute angel, and we are eternally grateful. You don’t know what this meant to our granddad.”