Former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog has honored his master with his own tribute in front of the late leader’s flag-draped casket.
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath posted a picture on Twitter Sunday of the yellow Labrador retriever named Sully with the caption, “Mission complete. #Remembering41.”
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 3, 2018
The photo has gone viral on social media with over 210,000 likes and 55,000 shares.
The 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at 94. He will be honored during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial Thursday in Texas.
According to reports, Sully will be flying alongside Bush’s casket from Houston to D.C. and once Air Force One lands in Washington, the loyal service dog will be prepped for his next mission.
Bush received Sully in June from America’s VetDogs nonprofit organization. The president had a form of Parkinson’s disease, and Sully could open doors, pick up items and summon help.
TMZ reports that Sully will return to America’s VetDogs in New York and then join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Facility Dog Program.
He will no longer be assigned to one individual veteran on site, rather, he will be a roving dog. Sully will be taken care of by one handler who will be responsible for taking him home at night.
The Bush family is reportedly welcome to visit Sully whenever they want at Walter Reed, and a spokesperson has said they would be “honored” if they family does visit.
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The Associated Press contributed to this article.