Heartwarming moment family of a grandfather stuck in hospital sneak his beloved ‘best friend’ and pet cat Coco to his bedside so he can say a final goodbye before dying from cancer
- A family snuck in their dying grandfather’s beloved cat to his hospital room
- He was able to say his goodbyes before passing away on Monday night
- The man, who had bowel and kidney cancer, was admitted to hospital Friday
- His family then snuck his 19-year-old ginger, Coco, into hospital in a bag
A family snuck their grandfather’s beloved cat into hospital so he could say his final goodbyes before dying of cancer.
Alisha Foti, from Sydney, shared a heartwarming video of her grandfather Paul Lewis being farewelled by his 19-year-old ginger, Coco.
Mr Lewis, who had bowel and kidney cancer, was admitted to hospital last Friday after his health suddenly deteriorated.
Ms Foti, her partner Shane and uncle Matthew hid Coco in a bag before sneaking him into Muswellbrook hospital, in the Hunter region of New South Wales, on Sunday.
Alisha Foti, from Sydney, shared a heartwarming video of her boyfriend and uncle hiding Coco the cat in a bag before sneaking him into Muswellbrook hospital, in the Hunter region
Alisha Foti’s heartwarming video has been liked more than 2.6 million times
But before Mr Lewis eventually passed away on Monday night of kidney failure, he was given a surprise farewell by his furry ‘best friend.
Ms Foti told Daily Mail Australia it was her boyfriend Shane’s idea to covertly take Coco into the hospital.
‘Coco was frantically looking for my grandfather on Sunday,’ she said.
Doctors warned the family that Mr Lewis would be unresponsive from the morphine he was given, but Ms Foti wanted her grandfather to be able to see his 19-year-old ginger one last time.
‘We wanted Coco to have closure as well so we tested putting him in a few bags just so he wasn’t too stressed,’ she said.
‘He was calm in the car and once we got him to my grandfather he just sat there and actually started crying which set off all of us crying.
‘Pop was in and out of consciousness but you could tell he was happy to see him.
‘I think his main nurse had noticed something was going on but I think due to the circumstances she didn’t say anything which was amazing.’
Alisha Foti and her boyfriend Shane packed Coco the cat into a carry bag before sneaking him into Muswellbrook hospital
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