03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

BAXTER: The World's OLDEST End Of Life Therapy Dog Dies (VIDEO)

Baxter, the beloved therapy dog with his own Facebook page and book, Moments With Baxter, died at age 19 on Friday, October 16 after years of volunteering at San Diego Hospice, where he comforted many patients at the end of their lives.

In the last few years the arthritic Baxter needed to be pushed into the hospital rooms on a cart and gently placed into the arms of the dying. It was his vulnerability in his old age that helped him bond even more to the patients he helped let go of life. Watch this beautiful tribute to an amazing animal below.