This photo of George HW Bush's service dog is the most heartbreaking thing you'll see today.

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George HW Bush’s service dog Sully has been captured lying by the former president’s casket, and the photo is heartbreaking.

The photo of two-year-old Labrador Sully, who has assisted Bush since June this year, was shared by his spokesperson Jim McGrath on Monday.

“Mission complete,” the photo was captioned.

Sully assisted the 41st President of the United States after former first lady Barbara Bush passed away in April this year to provide support and companionship.

According to SBS, Sully was able to perform two pages of commands, including grabbing the phone and opening doors for Bush.

The service dog completed his last work today as he travelled with Bush’s body as it was flown from Texas to Washington DC, in preparation for the US’s national day of mourning on Wednesday.

Sully also walked in the procession as Bush’s casket was carried by Secret Service members from the funeral home.


Although Sully was a valued member of the Bush family, he will now go into service to help other veterans.

“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 National Military Medical Centre), that he brought to 41,” former President George W Bush wrote on Instagram earlier this week.

Up until his death, Bush had been using a wheelchair since 2012.

He had been suffering from vascular Parkinsonism, a stroke-related illness similar to Parkinson’s disease.

Bush was US president from 1998 to 1993, while his son was president from 2001 to 2009.

He passed away on November 30th at the age of 94.

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