8 Years After Man’s Puppy Is Stolen He Nervously Waits For Him To Walk Through The Door

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

On April 7, 2007 Joshua was heartbroken when his beloved puppy Duke disappeared from his yard. He knocked on doors and canvassed his neighborhood, but eventually had to resign to the fact Duke had been stolen.

But last week, something incredible happened. A woman spotted the now nine-year-old, 120-pound dog wandering the streets alone, scavenging for food. She dedicated herself to finding Duke’s rightful owner.

The good samaritan took the dog to Tamiami Animal Hospital where they checked him for a microchip. The chip linked back to Joshua, who in the meantime had gotten another dog he named Duke Jr. and had become a dog trainer.

Never in his wildest dreams did he expect what came next: a phone call from the hospital saying they had Duke.

Joshua hadn’t seen Duke for eight long years. In the video below, you’ll see if that long time spent apart made any difference at all.

Hint: it didn’t.

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