This was actually the dilemma 70-year-old Peter Robson of Elswick, Newcastle in the United Kingdom found himself facing. However, for him, it wasn't a dilemma at all - because he knew actually what he wanted to wish for. He wanted to see his beloved dog Shep, for one final time.
Peter was sadly dying of lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Because of his condition, the staff at the Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland, asked his family if Peter had a last wish in order to, if anything, make him more comfortable.
And heartbreakingly, Peter's last wish was for him to see his four-legged, furry best friend for one last time. As you can imagine, it's pretty much impossible to get the approval for bringing in pets of any kind into a hospital due to health and safety issues... which meant that Peter's wish looked pretty much impossible to grant.
However, Peter's incredible nurses went above and beyond in order to make Peter's final wish come true. Just a mere 20 minute's after Peter's family told them what Peter's final wish was, they received the go-ahead they assumed would never come: they can bring Shep to the hospital, as soon as possible.
Watch the video below to see the truly heartbreaking yet beautiful reunion of Shep and Peter:
Peter was SO happy to see Shep again, and as you can see, Shep 100% feels the same way. Sadly enough, just two hours after the pair were reunited, Peter passed away.
Ashley Stevens, who is Peter's granddaughter, reported that Shep had been Peter's dog for 8 whole years at this point, and that Peter actually bought Shep after his wife had died.
And of course, the incredible of the nurses in charge of granting the wish did not go unnoticed. Ashley soon posted on Facebook about her family's gratefulness for all the nurses at Ninewells; especially Cheryl Whyte, who was the charge nurse of Ward 3, which Peter was in.
Obviously, most people find it incredibly hard to wear a smile when they're going through something difficult. However, these nurses in Ward 3 worked incredibly hard to make sure that Peter would feel genuine happiness during the final hours of his life.