In a heartbreaking video that has since gone viral, a Rottweiler named Brutus wakes up to find that his twin brother, Hank, passed away overnight.
Posted on YouTube six days ago by user brettvett1, Brutus' owner is seen trying to get him up. But the devastated pooch cannot fathom his loss. Instead, he keeps his head pressed against Hank's stomach and cries for his deceased brother.
The video description explains Brutus has never whined in the two years he's been with his owner.
"We both grieve and cry for our brother...This is proof that animals DO have emotions and feel pain just like we do :'( Let the world know animals feel love and pain just like us," the owner, who lives in Washington, writes.
The brothers in happier times. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
He explains that he noticed Hank hadn't been acting like his normal self leading up to his Jan. 20 death.
"I'm so sorry you guys...I wasn't strong enough and had a breakdown in front of the dogs. Hank was right by my side with his Therapy Dog service and grieved with me as I was so upset. He looked so sad. I noticed Hank never came out of his grievance and stopped eating. He was still drinking and nibbling on food so I thought he was okay," brettvett1 writes.
A week later, he and Brutus awoke to find Hank's lifeless body.
"This is about 30 minutes after we woke up," he shared with his followers, "and were missing our baby."
Watch the emotional video below: