WATCH: Family dog brought to hospital to comfort released child hostages

In an effort to help three released hostage children readjust, their family dog Rodney was brought to the Schneider Children’s Medical Center where they are being treated after their release, the hospital says.

Hagar Brodutch, 40, was among several hostages released late Sunday along with with her three children Ofri, 10, Yuval, 9 and Oriya.

“The family was aware that nothing would make them happier than to see their beloved dog, so they brought him to the department,” the hospital says.

The hospital releases a film of the reunion.

The four were abducted by terrorists from their Kfar Aza home, along with Avigail Idan, who was hiding with them. Avihai Brodutch, the husband and father, was defending the kibbutz while his family was hiding in their sealed room. When he returned, wounded, he found his family gone and he thought they were dead, before later finding out they had been abducted.

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