Last week, they made the visit happen. Nevarez said they drove the dog to see Vincent at the Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He said the whole way there, the dog was quiet and looking out the window.

“As soon as we turned onto the street of the VA hospital, for whatever reason, Patch got up, put his paws up on the window and just started whimpering — just started crying,” Nevarez said. “It was just like he knew. He knew he was close to Mr. Vincent.”

Nevarez said they went into Vincent’s room and put the dog on the bed for the reunion. Immediately, Patch started licking his human and burrowing his head as close to Vincent’s chest as he could.
 
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