Rocco Risso, an 11-year-old boy from Argentina, was inseparable from his best friend Jack, a German Shepherd.
Source: Romi Risso
When sadly the canine went missing one day, the young boy was absolutely inconsolable, heartbroken by the loss.
With no clue what had happened to his beloved pet, Rocco refused to give up and, along with his family searched endlessly, but sadly to no avail. However, a long eight months later, the young boy had still not given up hope and his optimism was rewarded when one day he received an amazing surprise.
A family friend came across Jack by chance when she saw what she presumed to be a stray dog in the nearby area. Upon closer inspection, she realized that it was indeed the missing dog that had caused Rocco so much heartbreak.
Source: Romi Risso
They brought the dog back to his forever home immediately, impatient to reunite the best friends.
The reunion between Rocco and Jack was just as emotional as his family had anticipated, and wanting to share their joy with the world, was posted on Facebook. The moving video received an overwhelming response and has been viewed over 800,000 times.
No se pierdan este video!!! Muy emocionante!
Así fue el reencuentro entre Rocco y su perro Jack trás 8 meses de busqueda!
Posted by Marcelo Tinelli on Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Since their heartfelt reunion, Romi Risso, the young boy's mother described to The Dodo how:
Rocco is so happy, and he and Jack are closer than ever. Rocco always says that the most important things in life are pets and family. For him, they are one and the same.
Source: Facebook/Marcelo Tinelli
The family was so lucky to find their beloved canine companion safe and sound. Now Jack can live happily ever after in his forever home.
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