Crying Rottweiler Grieves For Dead Brother. Animals Do Have Emotions

The extent to which animals' emotional experience mirrors that of humans may still be a source of scholarly debate, but the quiet heartache of one dog in mourning seems to leave little doubt to the similarities.

A video was recently uploaded to YouTube showing the heartbreaking moment when a Rottweiler named Brutus discovered that his brother, Hank, with whom he had been inseparable, had passed away.

In the clip, Brutus can be seen nuzzling against his Hank's lifeless body, his eyes clenched and watery in what appears to be a profound state of sadness as his owner, Brett Bennett, tries to comfort him.

"This is proof that animals DO have emotions and feel pain just like we do," writes Bennett.

ennett, who adopted the dogs together as rescues two years ago, says that Hank died peacefully in his sleep. The scene of Brutus mourning for his deceased brother is a touching bookend to what had been a long and loving relationship — one that will not soon be lost to time.

Responses to "Heartbreaking Video Shows Dog Mourning The Death Of His Brother"

  1. Unknown says:

    So sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy I know you will give Brutus all the care and love he needs you will comfort each other xx

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is so heartbreaking! You can hear the distress and sadness in the owner's voice as he witness's the absolute sadness Brutus is feeling! If only our pets could talk! My heart breaks for him!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is heartbreaking but I'm sure you will help Brutus through his adjusting to life as it is now.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ohh, my heart aches watching this video, and of course animals have feelings. I am so sorry for the pain this has caused, my heart goes out to you. Brutus is lucky to have someone as sensitive and caring as you are.

  5. Hard one to watch.

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