One of the worst things any pet owner can imagine is losing their furry friend.
Anyone who has lived through the loss of a dog, cat, or other pet knows exactly how difficult it can be, and one unfortunate little boy lived through it recently too.
Fortunately, we’re happy to report that his story had a happy ending, and the wonderful moment when he was reunited with his pet pup was captured on camera for us all to enjoy.
The dog, named Piper, had been missing for two whole weeks before this video was recorded, and the family had started to think the worst, worrying that they might never see Piper again.
They’d done all they could, searching the local area, posting about Piper on social media, asking friends, neighbors, and family for help, but nothing seemed to be bringing their little pup back home.
All the family could really do was hope and pray that somehow their little Piper was okay and would make it home one day soon.
One night, when the whole family had pretty much accepted that they’d probably never get their dog back, they got a call from a local shelter, saying that a dog resembling Piper had been found.
The kids of the family, Carter and Natalie, were out of town at the time with their father’s family, so it was up to the mom, April Elizabeth Licata, to head over to the Genesee County Animal Shelter and hope that Piper really was the dog they’d found.
She says that she “lost it” upon seeing little Piper’s tail wagging happily as she walked out from the back of the shelter.
April was so happy to be reunited with the family pup, and she knew that her kids would feel the same way, but she wanted to make their reunion extra special!
She decided to place a couple of colorful bows on Piper’s collar and take her along when collecting Carter from school one day. He had no idea the dog had been found!
She also set up a camera to film the whole thing, and it’s one of the most touching and heartwarming clips we’ve ever seen.
The clip begins with Piper sitting in the passenger seat, tail wagging happily as she turns to look out of the window and watches Carter walk towards her.
But the most touching moment of all has to be at about 0:16, when Carter suddenly looks through the window and sees the dog he thought he’d lost looking back at him.
He freezes on the spot, in a state of total disbelief, overwhelmed by his emotions as Piper jumps up to the window and wags her tail from side to side.
Carter stays in that spot for a few more seconds, before the tears start to fall from his eyes.
He then goes to put his backpack in the trunk before getting into the car and immediately giving Piper a loving hug.
The young boy can barely control his emotions as the little black pug wriggles around in his arms, kissing his face and showing just how happy she is to see him. It’s so sweet, and the best part of all is that this happened right before Christmas, 2019, with April writing:
My son loves his dog so much, was sick while she was gone, and tonight she’s sleeping next to him again. What a Christmas miracle for our family.
We’re so happy this story had such a happy ending, and you can enjoy the lovely clip for yourself down below.
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