Photo of dying man saying final goodbye to his dog goes viral

Mike Petrosino, 21, says his final goodbye to his child dog Rusty at Massachusetts General Hospital. (Photo courtesy of John Petrosino)

A photo posted on reddit showing a 21-year-old man dying of cancer saying his final goodbye to his childhood dog has gone viral, sparking emotional responses nationwide, as well as monetary donations for the family's medical bills.

After recently learning his life would be cut short by a terminal cancer diagnosis, family and friends of Mike Petrosino gave their loved one last chance to say goodbye to his best friend, Rusty, and the heartwarming occasion was captured in a picture.

You can read more about the touching moment via The Blaze by clicking here.

To make a donation to the Petrosino family to help pay for medical bills, click here.

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