The owner jumped off the bridge, taking his own life and abandoning his loyal dog

Heartbreaking images taken on a pavement near the Yangtze Bridge in Wuhan, China, have gone viral, showing a loyal dog waiting for its owner for days after they committed suicide by jumping into the water.

The dog was discovered by Xu, a Chinese resident, who shared the photos online in the hopes of being able to adopt the dog, but it was able to flee.

Du Fan, the director of the Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association, is currently searching for the dog with the help of volunteers in the hopes of finding it soon.

He also pleaded with passers-by to contact them if they saw the dog.