A devoted dog followed an ambulance carrying her sick owner to a Turkish hospital and waited outside for six days until they were finally reunited.
Loyal pet Boncuk, which means bead, bounded after the ambulance that took her owner Cemal Senturk to hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon when he became unwell on 14 January.
She then made daily visits to the facility.
Boncuk chased an ambulance carrying her unwell owner to a hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon
Loyal Boncuck waited faithfully for owner Cemal Senturk outside the hospital in Trabzon for six days
Boncuk, whose name means bead, visited the hospital in Trabzon every day despite efforts from her owner’s daughter to keep her home
Boncuk waits patiently for her owner to get better. Mr Senturk’s daughter tried to keep the pooch at home but she repeatedly escaped to stand outside the hospital
Mr Senturk’s daughter, Aynur Egeli, kept taking Boncuk home but the dog would repeatedly run off and return to the hospital.
Hospital security guard Muhammet Akdeniz said: ‘She comes every day around 9am and waits until nightfall. She doesn’t go in.
‘When the door opens, she pokes her head inside.’
Loyal Boncuk can be seen meeting recovered owner Cemal Senturk after he spent six days in a hospital in Trabzon
Mr Senturk is wheeled out to meet a delighted Bocuk after being treated for six days in hospital in Trabzon
Boncuk playfully jumps to meet her owner after faithfully for him outside hospital in Trabzon
Mr Senturk told reporters that he also missed his faithful friend while being treated in hospital
On Wednesday, Boncuk was finally reunited with Mr Senturk when he was pushed outside in a wheelchair for a brief meeting with his dog.
‘She’s very used to me. And I miss her, too, constantly,’ he said.
Mr Senturk was discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.