This is the touching moment a dog tearfully reunites hid dad, after went missing. For more than three months, Coco the dog was nowhere to be found, but when his human companion finally finds him, their reunion is beautiful to behold. Just as every dog, Coco was the heart and the joy of the family, so the news he’s been missing heartbroken everyone. But the one that suffered the most was Rustico Samson Jr. He and the beloved pup are the best of friends.

Rustico Samson Jr.

“There was so much sorrow and so much pain,” Samson Jr. explained for The Dodo. “I cried because he [Coco] is more than a pet. He’s family.”

However, Samson Jr. and his family never lost their hope. They never gave up on searching Coco. Friends, neighbors and even strangers joined the their efforts to find and bring their fur companion back home. For over three months, the boy kept spreading flyers about his missing dog, on the streets of Philippines.

Rustico Samson Jr.

Thankfully, his determination paid off as after so much pain, a dog matching Coco’s description had been spotted in a parking garage. When he heard about that, Samson Jr. rushed to that place and fortunately the reports were right. The dog spotted there was indeed Coco.

“Right at that moment, when I saw a dog lying on the floor of that parking garage, I knew it was him,” Samson Jr recalls moment. “I was a thousand times sure that it was Coco.”

Rustico Samson Jr.

What happened next is a very emotional reunion. A proof that dogs and humans can form the most unbreakable bonds! “I was overwhelmed,” the boy said. “I was so happy and Coco felt the same, I so sure. You could hear him crying like a baby.”

Watch the heartwarming moment here:

After wandering the streets for so many days, Coco was a little bit skinny, but healthy anyway. But the most important thing is he’s now back and safe with the family that loves him so much! “When it comes to having a pet, it doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, as long as you have heart and love to them like family. When someone in your family is lost, you never give up,” Samson Jr says.

Rustico Samson Jr.

(h.t: thedodo)

Nick Almasan – Nick studied journalism at the University of Barcelona. He is well connected with major news agencies and travels around the globe to research various news facts. He is a perfect photographer and an appreciated publisher in our media group. He speaks fluent english and spanish.