When standing guard pays off: after nearly a week apart, Boncuk is re-united with her owner.

The phrase “man’s best friend” is well earned by Boncuk, a devoted dog that spent six days waiting outside a hospital in Trabzon, Turkey, where her owner was being treated.

Boncuk, a small white dog whose name means “bead” in Turkish, first followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to the hospital on January 14.

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