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Nurses in a Missouri hospital went the extra mile to help a man dying of cancer say goodbye to his beloved pet. Thanks to a tweet from the man's granddaughter, the final goodbye has gone viral.

 Ellie Miguel's grandpa, David King, was losing his battle with cancer and wasn't sure if he'd be able to make it out of the hospital to say goodbye to his dog. His wife, Cindy, took matters into her own hands and with the help of the nurses, she was able to sneak their Yorkie mix in to his room. Ellie snapped photos of the smuggling mission.

Ellie told Yahoo Lifestyle, " My grandpa loved his dog Lil Fee; she would follow him around everywhere. He would bring her everywhere he could,” she says. “My grandpa had been battling cancer for the past couple years, but last week it took over his whole body. He spent about a week in the hospital, and my grandma brought pictures of the dog to hang up.”

King died last week, but not without saying a proper goodbye to Lil Fee.

“The nurses always heard my grandma talking about Lil Fee. So they encouraged her and helped her get the dog in. They had my aunt carry the dog in a really big purse,” Ellie said.

Ellie said it was an emotion goodbye, but a moment she'll never forget.

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