Thankfully this video is short, because it is incredibly heart-wrenching. A service dog named Wiley appears to be crying at the grave of his handler’s grandmother.
Gladys, the woman who passed, was “a family member, and a supporter,” according to the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in Ventura County, California. “She will be forever missed, especially by Wiley.”
LARC specializes in care for horses and wolfdogs, and they run the Warriors and Wolves program. Wiley is a “therapy wolf” and helps ease the stress of veterans returning home from war.
The video was posted by sarahvarley13 on YouTube earlier in the month, and has already gotten over 100,000 views.
“I can tell you that he has never done that before and hasn’t done it since. I may be anthropomorphizing his actions but it’s how I’m choosing to deal with loss,” reads the video’s description.
Some commenters believe Wiley is “reverse sneezing,” or very ill.
“For those stating he is dying, I promise he’s not. We have a veterinarian on staff at the sanctuary and Wiley is just fine,” sarahvarley13 wrote.