dog next to grave, brazil landslides
A dog, “Leao”, sits for a second consecutive day, next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the week’s catastrophic landslides in Brazil, at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero, on Jan. 15. Brazilians braced for more rain Saturday, fearing further landslides after walls of muddy water tore through towns and claimed some 550 lives in the country’s worst flood disaster on record.

A very difficult picture to look at and an even harder story to read. Anyone who has a dog will surely want to run over and give it a hug right away. They care more than you could possibly know!

story via msnbc’s photoblog.