People Reckon This Dog Is Looking For Its Owner Every Night
'Jurassic Bark' is widely considered one of the most heart-breaking Futurama episodes. It shows Fry and his beloved dog Seymour being the best of friends, until the protagonist gets cryogenically frozen, leaving the pooch to sit and wait for him every day in the same spot until he dies.
Well, that could be happening in the real world.
A dog has been captured rocking up to the Kanjurmarg Station in Mumbai, India every night around 11pm. The animal waits for a train to arrive and then seemingly looks for someone to get off. When the person it's looking for doesn't come, the train departs the station and the dog runs after it.
Train staff say the pooch has been doing this every night at the same time for at least two months, sparking speculation that it's looking for a long-lost owner.
Local Sameer Thorat captured the footage and told the Mumbai Mirror: "I spotted the dog while returning from work.
"The way it waits for the late-night trains and tries to peek inside the ladies coach, it seems it is searching for a particular person who either fed it regularly or left it behind."
The dog has four young pups to feed, but it seems as though this nightly routine has drawn fans from far and wide to feed and care for her.
A cobbler on the platform has also told the newspaper: "The dog has been here for quite some time. But lately many people have been enquiring about it and taking its pictures and videos.
"It is not very active during the day, though on a few occasions, it has tried to chase morning trains."
Videos of the dog have gone viral on social media and people are tagging the transport minister Piyush Goyal to see what he can do. Another campaign has been sparked online to reunite the dog with its former owner or at least try to find the person who used to feed it regularly - as those are the two main theories at the moment.
Savita Mahajan coordinates a volunteer's group for protecting animals and says: "I feed around 160 dogs and cats between Bandra and Jogeshwari every day. My experience tells me the dog at Kanjurmarg is looking for a commuter who used to provide it food regularly but has now stopped."
Hopefully they find the owner because we can't deal with that heart breaking scene happening every night.
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