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Man sweetly says ‘goodbye’ to dog with heartfelt version of ‘What a Wonderful World’
What a beautiful tribute this is.
Irene Markianou
06.08.22

Once you decide to have a pet, you need to be okay with the fact that at some point you’ll probably lose it.

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Unsplash - Luis Galvez

Dogs in particular, which are the most popular pets globally, have an average lifespan between 10 and 13 years. This means that if you’re not too old, you’ll probably say goodbye to them at some point and have to go on with your life without them.

Losing a pet brings to the owner a wide variety of emotions. It’s painful, and devastating, it can also make you feel guilty if you couldn’t afford more expensive veterinary treatment.

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Unsplash - Gadiel Lazcano

In any case, continuing your life without your best friend can be hard, at least over the first few months.

For a “fingerstyle guitarist & multi-instrumentalist” who goes by the name Acoustic Trench, his dog Maple was his best friend and his companion for more than 12 years.

“We have spent every moment together for over 12 years, doing everything together. I adopted her from a rescue shelter and the first time we met she tackled me, leaping into my arms, wagging her tail so hard and with a smiling face full of love,” he wrote on YouTube.

YouTube - AcousticTrench
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YouTube - AcousticTrench

Sadly, the beautiful dog passed away in June 2021, when her favorite human was right next to her holding her paw and comforting her as he always tried to do.

In order to pay tribute to her, Acoustic Trench uploaded a video on YouTube, just like he often did- with him playing the guitar and Maple being close to him. Other times, she’s even played an instrument herself. Well, kind of.

YouTube - AcousticTrench
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YouTube - AcousticTrench

Just like in one of the last videos the musician uploaded before Maple passed away, in which she played the drums.

In the video he uploaded right after the dog’s passing, Acoustic Trench is playing “What a Wonderful World” on his guitar, while Maple is laying right next to him, with her head on his lap.

YouTube - AcousticTrench
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YouTube - AcousticTrench

“Music helped to soothe and comfort her, especially when she was feeling anxious during thunderstorms and fireworks so I would play for her to help calm her down. She would lay beside me with her head in my lap and listen to the guitar until she fell asleep,” he explained.

The musician went on that his heart was aching at the time, and that he was devastated by her loss.

At the time, he also posted several pictures of Maple, along with a video, and in the caption he let everyone know how much the death of his best friend had affected him.

“I feel so very lucky to have had her In my life, I don’t know what I’m going to do without her,” he wrote in that post.

The man’s video on YouTube soon went viral with more than 7 million views, and users left thousands of comments trying to help him feel better.

YouTube - AcousticTrench
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YouTube - AcousticTrench

Watch Acoustic Trench play “What a Wonderful World” for Maple in the sweet tribute video below!

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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