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Stolen dog and mom reunite after two years apart
These two clearly love each other so much.
Rachel Shapiro
09.06.21

One warm June day, an animal shelter in Ukraine took in a neglected and dirty dog who was living on the streets.

The poor dog was emaciated and covered in mange. However, despite all he’d been through, his blue eyes were still very friendly.

Galina Lekunova via Facebook
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Galina Lekunova via Facebook

The shelter gave the dog lots of food and medicine. Then, they started looking for the right forever home for him.

The shelter shared a photo of the dog on their Facebook page. Since the dog was in rough shape, they thought it would be hard to get people interested in him.

But to the shelter’s surprise, the dog’s sad blue eyes attracted lots of Facebook users’ attention. The post was shared hundreds of times!

Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook
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Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook

Two days after the shelter posted the photo, a woman contacted the shelter and said the pup looked like her missing dog.

The woman explained that her dog, Lord, had been stolen from her yard two years before. She was devastated by her loss—she missed him terribly.

“She’d been looking for her dog for two years,” shelter worker Galina Lekunova told The Dodo.

Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook
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Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook

The next day, the woman came to the shelter to meet the dog. The shelter took a heartwarming video of the reunion.

The dog and woman approached each other, both a little hesitant and nervous.

Then, the dog’s tail started wagging. He jumped up and hugged the woman, and she immediately started crying. It was clear that this really was Lord!

“Fantastic Monday! Tears of joy in the morning!” the shelter wrote on their Facebook page. “All this time, the owners were looking for him, posted photos in groups. And here it is – a miracle. Thanks to your repost the dog was seen by a family friend living in Australia as well!!! I called the owners and they rushed for their treasure!”

Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook
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Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook

The shelter also thanked everyone for sharing their post and helping Lord and his mom reunite.

“We thank everyone who shared our post,” the shelter wrote. “Thanks to you that the dog’s life was saved, and peace returned to his owner’s soul!”

Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook
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Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook

The video of the tear-jerking reunion quickly went viral, receiving over a million views.

Everyone was touched by how much Lord and his mom loved each other.

“This dog took a moment and then it was, sniff sniff sniff, ‘MOM!!!!! Its you MOM!!! You found me!!!! Mom Mom Mom !!!!!’ I am cried happy tears as I type this. Thank you for getting this family back together,” one commenter wrote.

Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook
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Schastlivie Zhivotnie via Facebook

Lord and his mom have a wonderful bond, and after so much heartache, we’re so glad they’re together again where they belong.

If you want to learn more about the pair, check out the video below!

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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