“Stirred to Tears” by Love, Loyalty, Devotion

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Wves-djFN1Db1TjhO4VK4z1rwoUH7WvZQ4bRlqDos50Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.
This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog.”  – Napoleon Bonaparte3353BE2700000578-3547707-The_incident_has_been_described_as_a_true_story_of_love_and_loya-a-14_1461069840571
A dog, "Leao", sits for a second consecutive day, next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the week's catastrophic landslides in Brazil, at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero, on January 15, 2011. Brazilians Saturday braced for more rain, fearing further catastrophic landslides after walls of muddy water tore through towns and claimed some 550 lives in the country's worst flood disaster on record. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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