Touching image of George H.W. Bush’s service dog Sully laying by his coffin is released as Air Force One arrives in Texas to fly him to DC for his state funeral while America begins to say goodbye to 41


A heartbreaking image shows George H.W. Bush’s service dog lying next to the 41st President’s coffin in Houston on Sunday.

The image shows ‘Sully,’ a specially trained golden lab, mournfully lying down as Bush’s flag-draped coffin is seen a few feet from him.

The photo was shared to the dog’s Instagram account Sunday with the caption: ‘Mission complete.’

Sully – named after the heroic pilot who successfully landed a damaged passenger jet on the Hudson River which saved the lives of 155 people in 2009 – was gifted to Bush in June after the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush.