If you want to know what real love is, that is selfless and without any boundaries then adopt a pet. As quoted by Anatole France, “Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
Nero was the french dog who loved his owner Stuart Hutchison dearly. Stuart was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011 and after putting up a fight with the disease for 8 years, the 25-year old lost his battle. Nero was the one who was with Stuart during his 8-year long struggle and never left his side during his painful days. Stuart's mom talked about her son's bond with his pet, “Nero was the dog which was always with him.”
Unfortunately, after Stuart passed away from his illness, his French dog survived only for 15 minutes and he passed away shortly after too.
Stuart was suffering from brain cancer and despite trying all sorts of treatments and chemotherapy, the young man was devastated to learn a few months back that his cancer has spread to most parts of his brain, bones, and pelvis. Stuart opted for treatment again but the chances of success were minimal. He then made the decision of moving back to his mother's place to spend his final days in peace with his mom taking care of him.
Going through the tough times, the Hutchison family tried to spend as much time together as possible. Stuart's wife Danielle was staying close to her husband to be with him all the time. The day when Stuart passed away, Danielle's dad went to the home Danielle and Hutchison shared, to pick up glasses for Danielle, allowing her more time to stay by her husband’s side.
While picking the glasses, Danielle's dad noticed that Nero appeared sick. The man immediately rushed the dog to the vet. Veterinarians discovered a rupture in Nero’s spine and the French bulldog died not long after arriving at the animal hospital and just minutes after his owner passed away.
Stuart's mom, Fiona Conaghan shared about the loving bond her son shared with his dog, “Stuart died about 1:15 p.m. that day, and Nero died roughly 15 minutes later. He had three dogs, but him and Nero were like one man and his dog. Nero was the dog which was always with him.”
Though it didn't make their pain any less, the Hutchison family was mentally prepared for the tragedy to strike. But losing Nero too after Stuart's death hit the family hard. It was traumatic to lose two loved ones in a single day. “Danielle was heartbroken to have lost both of them, but she has been so strong,” Conaghan said.