The Emotional Moment A Homeless Man Was Reunited With His Missing Dog
Losing a pet, whether they've died or run away, is a heartbreaking experience for anyone.
So when a homeless man was finally finally reunited with his best friend, it's totally understandable that he was overcome with emotion.
Lee had been desperately searching for his pet pooch Crystal for the past week, and broke down in tears when she was brought back to him.
The 24-year-old, from Leeds, couldn't stop crying and cuddling the two-year-old dog, while he thanked everyone for their help in finding his lot friend, who he said was 'all he had'.
The heartwarming reunion was caught on camera.
Toni Mella Sweeney - who works for Helping Hands, a volunteer group in Leeds - said Crystal ran off when she became startled by an argument that happened near her and Lee, in an underpass where the two of them had been sleeping rough.
She said: "For two days we had sightings, then nothing.
"Someone was rumoured to be seen with her, but we never confirmed that.
"I contacted Murphy's Army for help and they swiftly put a team in place - people from all over the country sent well wishes and followers were doing all the posters."
After hearing unconfirmed rumours, Toni was scared that someone may have in fact stolen Crystal, which would have destroyed her loving owner, Lee.
However, as luck would have it, just a week later the missing dog was found by a game keeper in Kirkstall Forge.
"It was awesome when I received the call," Toni said.
"The whole event was a week of panic and broken emotions - Lee and I spent time together whilst I consoled him and reassured him.
"The morning I received the call I immediately went to find Lee. I covered half of Leeds and eventually found him by the coin exchange.
"We went for food to calm down and then I took him to be reunited with his baby. As you can see from the video, it was altogether mind-blowing."
At the end of the video, the person holding the camera asks viewers for their support and says Crystal is now getting lots of love.
The message says: "Please remember - if you know anyone who is homeless, who has lost their dog, please get in touch with Murphy's Army or Helping Hands. We'll all work together with these wonderful people, who managed to get her (Crystal) from the woods, huddled up and scared."
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