Police Officer's Friendship With Homeless Vet Is An Example Of True Compassion.
Dena taught Bob the sanitation basics, which is something most people learn when they’re young.
Then she checked up on him on a regular basis to make sure that he was okay. She also brought him supplies like food and even cleaned his apartment. But sometimes she would just go to keep the poor lonely man some company.
Then Bob got very sick, and Dena feared the worst for her friend, so she became his power of attorney.
This allowed her to make medical decisions for him. It was a tough decision, but Dena didn’t complain. Unfortunately, Bob took a turn for the worse, and she decided to put him in hospice. But she stayed by his side every step of the way.
Then she said those three words that are said too much but not often enough to the poor man.
“She held his hand and told him many times that she loved him,” wrote Shannon. Meanwhile, Dena stuck around while waiting for nature to take its inevitable course. But this special and heartbreaking moment would not be forgotten.
Shannon took a photograph of Dena and Bob’s final moments together before he passed away.
"I’ve never been more proud of any friend than I was today of Dena Walker Pauly. It’s hard for her to say goodbye to Bob. I told him he’s changed her life forever because I know it’s true," she said.
She then shared this touching story with a nearby funeral home and they offered to do the services at no cost.
Dena also took Bob’s remains home so he could be with her forever. Although it was tough saying goodbye, both women are hopeful that he’s found peace and happiness after crossing over.
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