Vietnam War veteran Joe Tasby was admitted to a hospital in the US state of Nevada before the outbreak of the pandemic due to lung and heart problems.
Due to the fact that he is blind, he was sent to the clinic with the guide dog Cupid.
During the first days, visitors came to him to help feed and walk Cupid.
But after the outbreak of the pandemic, everything changed, writes CBS News.
When the hospital closed for quarantine, no visitors were allowed inside.
The only person who took care of the man and his pet was Dr. Barbara Borbeck, who for several weeks made sure that everything was fine with them.
Borbeck, who runs the hospital’s surgical department, helped Tasby look after Cupid every day.
“Every morning she came and picked up Cupid to walk around the hospital while she made the rounds. She also made sure that he went outside to get some fresh air and exercise,” the veteran said, adding that the doctor always made sure that the dog had food.
The doctor even had to look for special dog food in the shops of the city for a long time when the food ran out.
Cupid was very attached to her. Every day he waited for her at the door and greeted her, wagging his tail and jumping.
Borbeck said that Cupid also helped the hospital staff.
Due to coronavirus-related restrictions, the hospital is unable to recruit therapy dogs, which usually come to the facility on a regular basis.
Their work was done by a guide.
Twenty-one days later, Tasby and Cupid were discharged from the hospital.