This video and these photos did not take long to go viral. It is definitely easy to see why, isn’t it? We are choking back tears just looking at them/ Mabalacat City College professor Carmelito Marcelo was responsible for teaching students in Pampanga, Philippines. While his students knew him well, he was also known for having the most incredible companion.
Bestfriends bonding.#BuboyAndSirMarceloCredit to the ownerPosted by Ma Kristina Paola Demafelix on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Buboy the dog was found as a Manila stray four years ago. The professor found him and the two would become fast friends. Carmelito and Buboy would spend a great deal of time together on campus. The dog loved to curl up at his owner’s feet. The loyalty that the dog showed was rewarded. Buboy had all of the food and companionship that an animal could possibly want.
Sadly, Marcelo’s health began to suffer. He had a stroke and was rushed into intensive care. After a two week stint, he was pronounced dead. Buboy was beside himself. He did not know what to do without his friend. Marcelo’s students said that the dog would return to campus on a daily basis. Buboy spent a lot of time hanging around the faculty room.
The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” ―M.K. Clinton The Unconditional love ofBUBOY & SIR MARCELO!❣️Posted by Mark Christian Pineda Arceo on Monday, May 20, 2019
It was clear to see that the dog was hoping to catch a glimpse of his beloved professor. Ma Kristina Paola Demafelix is the colleague who noticed the dog’s behavior initially. It made her sad to see him suffering like this. The poor dog did not have the ability to comprehend what had happened. There was no way for him to express his sad feelings, either.
Posted by Mark Christian Pineda Arceo on Monday, May 20, 2019
The dog decided that he would patiently wait for Marcelo’s return. After a awhile, Ma Kristina realized that the dog was going to need some form of closure before he could move on. That’s why she decided to take him to the man’s funeral. This would allow him to pay his final respects. Buboy’s reaction was saddening but the fellow mourners gave him plenty of treats and attention.
Ma Kristina has vowed to make sure that he can still spend time at the school. He is said to be doing well and we hope that he can find it in him to start enjoying life again. If you would like to learn more about Buboy’s sad story, be sure to check out the following video. Take a moment to set aside some Kleenex first, though. You are definitely going to be needing them, that is for sure.
Buboy, the dog who waited for his owner who passed away
WATCH: This dog broke the hearts of netizens after he was seen standing by the door of a room in Mabalacat City College while waiting for his owner, Professor Carmelito Marcelo, who passed away on Saturday. “Ang hirap makita na hinihintay niya ang amo niya na lumabas ng faculty room, pero hindi nya alam na wala na amo niya,” uploader Mark Christian Arceo said. This morning, the students of Mr. Marcelo brought the dog to the wake of his beloved owner. (Videos and photos courtesy of Mark Christian Arceo)Posted by Philippine Star on Monday, May 20, 2019