Rυdy Armstrog was on his boat earlier this month when his foot fell asleep. She sat up and couldn’t move her arm when she woke up. Bυbυ, her faithful dog, came to see him and immediately realized that something was wrong. Unable to reach his phone, Armstrog looked Bυbυ in the eyes and said, “I need help.” “Go find Kim,” she says. Bυbυ, a mix of Chihυahυa, was well prepared.
She ran off the boat and ran to the maripa, where she approached Kim, the maripa’s dock captain. “He approached her and instead of barking, jumping and licking her like he usually does, he stopped right in front of her and lay down on his side,” Brady Popp, public relations mapper for CaroliEast Health System, told The Geezer.
Bυbυ took Kim back to the ship, where he discovered that Armstroпg had suffered a stroke and called 911. Paramedics took Armstroпg to the hospital, while Kim cared for Bυbυ.
Bυbυ’s quick actions helped his father recover quickly. Armstrog, on the other hand, missed his little friend more than sadly after weeks in the hospital and rehab center. “I cried to Rυdy’s room to hear about Bυbυ’s role in living his life, and had the pleasure of sitting with him for over an hour, hearing story after story about his life, his time in the Naʋy, and their bond especially with Bυbυ,” Popp said. “The fact that he doesn’t have close friends or close family led me to try to orchestrate a relationship between him and Bυbυ.”
Armstrog was wheeled into the facility’s garden on the day of the reυпioп, where he was unable to share his enthusiasm. “Rdy was practically bouncing in her wheelchair like a kid at Christmas approaching his arrival,” Popp said. When Kim and Bυbυ arrived, the dog seemed perplexed to find himself in such familiar surroundings. But it didn’t take him long to recognize his father.
“When Rυdy took off his mask, Bυbυ immediately recognized him, jumped onto his lap and started licking his face.” -Popp commented-. “It was a beautiful moment, and everyone in the room was on the verge of tears with Rυdy and Bυbυ’s obvious joy.” Armstrog has now been freed and is back on his ship with his beloved Bυbυ, ready to hug and kiss him for another day.