Humans have established strong and lasting bonds with the dog. We feed and shelter them. We laugh with them at their antics, workout with them, and give them love and affection. In return, we receive affection, fun, exercise, unconditional love, and trust. We worry about our dogs when they look sad and when they are sick. We mourn deeply for them when they passed.
Beyond the benefits we receive from our daily interaction with our pets, dogs have been shown to have a positive impact on our physical and emotional well-being. This is evidenced by thousands of stories we hear about owners finding it difficult to forget their lovely companion when they passed. The story of American movie star Ryan Gosling and his late dog George is one of such story.
Ryan Gosling has many admirers. But there is one friend in particular whom he truly admired. During an appearance on “The Elaine DeGeneres Show” on Friday, the “Blade Runner 2049” actor opened up about the loss of his beloved dog, George, who recently died at the age of 17.
“He died in December and he was a good friend to me,” Gosling told host Ellen DeGeneres. “It's funny to say” dog “because I feel like, there was something about George where I think he felt like being a dog was beneath him.”
For years, Gosling would travel and attend interviews with George, whom he said was with him for “almost every movie”. He even wore a T-shirt with George's face on it at the end of his hosting gig on the “Saturday Night Live” Season 43 premiere last weekend.
“And this is his tag you wear all the time,” said DeGeneres.