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Lawyer Breaks Down After Walking Through Door To See Family’s Stolen Shih Tzu Puppy Was Found

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

On Christmas Eve 2017, Bonnie and Stuart Parker came back to their Dallas home to see it had been burglarized.

The couple estimated that $10,000 in property was stolen, including jewelry, a laptop, and televisions. But there was only one thing the couple really wanted back: their 8-month-old shih tzu, Zane.

“I loved him,” Stuart told WFAA at the time of the theft.

The couple hired a private investigator and put signs around town with a huge $5,000 reward. Weeks went by, and the shih tzu was nowhere to be found.  “We had gotten cynical, and a little bit hopeless,” Bonnie told WFAA.

Just one day shy of a month after Zane was stolen, the family received a call. It wasn’t their PI who had found the shih tzu — but a mom!

“It was a lady, saying, ‘I think I have your dog,’” Bonnie said. “She said, ‘I have two children. I have to find someone to watch my children — but I’ll go see if I can catch it.’”

After the microchip confirmed it was Zane, Bonnie wanted to surprise Stuart, a criminal defense lawyer, with the good news. In the footage below, Bonnie recorded her hubby’s emotional reaction when he came home from work.

Watch the video below to see their sweet reunion. Then, please SHARE this post on Facebook with family and friends.

Footage and photos provided by WFAA Dallas

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