Boy Reunites With His Lost Dog In Heartwarming Viral Video

Carter couldn't hold back his happy tears when he saw his pug, Piper, again.

12-year-old Carter reunites with lost pug Piper
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Every pet owner can only imagine the horror of calling out their dog or cat's name only to get no response. But if you're lucky enough to be reunited with a lost pet, the joy can be overwhelming, as this touching viral video of a boy named Carter reuniting with his dog, Piper, proves.

On Nov. 18th, April Elizabeth Licata and her son, Carter, let Piper out to relieve herself, but the precious little pug didn't come back when she was called. It was a nightmare scenario, but it was especially hard on Carter, as Piper had been a gift for his 12th birthday. "He had always wanted a black pug since he spent his baby years with another pug he loved very much—Oliver—who had to go live with another family," Licata wrote in the caption of the video she recently posted on Facebook.

They talked to the neighbors in their town of Byron, New York, and put calls out on social media, but, as the days passed, their hope that they'd ever see her again waned.

Then, two weeks later, Licata received a message saying a dog that looked like Piper had been picked up and taken to the Genesee County Animal Shelter. She went to the shelter and, sure enough, it was Piper! Carter was out of town with his father at the time, so Licata decided to surprise him when she next picked him up at school.

"It's so amazing to see the love, and honestly the video says more than any words I could write," she wrote. It's true: The awe on Carter's face when he first sees Piper through the car window is truly heartwarming, as is the dog's curly happy tail wag. He breaks down into tears, then puts up his finger as if to say, "One second," and steps out of the frame to collect himself. But when Carter gets into the car, he breaks down again as Piper smothers him with kisses.

"My son loves his dog so much, was sick while she was gone, and tonight she's sleeping next to him again," Licata wrote, adding that her return was a "Christmas miracle" for the whole family.

Licata posted the video on Facebook on Thursday, and it quickly went viral, with more than 63,000 views in just a few days.

"Hot mess tears over here!" one Facebook user wrote, echoing the general sentiment. After all, we all know love when we see it, and this right here is love.

Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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