Christmas miracles are real and so is a relationship between humans and pets. And if you aren’t yet sure the power of love animals have in our lives, then allow us the privilege of sharing this sweet reunion story between a 14-year-old boy, Carter and his cute pet pug, Piper.
It’s a story that will grab your heart and melt it into a puddle.
Carter had nearly given up hope of ever seeing Piper again.
“It was kind of crazy, I walked out of school and really appreciated it. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw her. I was like, I couldn’t really believe it,”
said Carter as he was giving Piper a belly rub.
Piper was given to Carter as a very special gift for his 12th birthday because his younger toddler brother passed away due to cancer a year ago at the age of 21 months. Carter and the family were going through a rough period at the time and Piper was helping to bring healing the wounds to their grieving hearts.
Believe it or not, there are several scientific studies which indicate that owning a pet is beneficial to humans in a number of ways, including:
- Lowering blood pressure response to mental stress
- Pet owners have greater one-year survival rates after a heart attack
- Owning pets, especially dogs, may be linked to a reduction in the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Not only do these sweet animals find a way of sneaking into our hearts, it turns out they are very good for our health too.
How Piper Went Missing
Piper all of a sudden went missing one day. Carter’s mom says that Piper was let out to go to the bathroom and then never returned.
When the sad news had reached the ears of Carter, he was devastated. But thankfully, three weeks later, Carter’s mom had received a phone call from a local animal shelter in upstate New York that informed her that Piper had been found.
Carter’s mom had rushed over to receive Piper and wanted to surprise Carter as soon as he was done with school. Piper eagerly awaited the arrival of her young master/best friend and as soon as Carter got a peek of her through his mom’s car’s window, he was completely stunned in amazement before breaking down in tears of joy.
There was nothing else on Carter’s mind except:
“Having her home makes me happy again.”
No doubt anyone who has ever had a pet that went missing can relate to the relief and joy in Carter’s heart to have him back home again.
Watch their precious reunion below – but grab a tissue before you do!
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