Well, this is all kinds of amazing. A New Jersey couple lost their dog Reckless during Hurricane Sandy back in 2012. While the dog had an ID collar, he was not microchipped and despite their best efforts to find him, their search came up empty.
Finally, after a year and a half had passed, they decided they were ready to get a new canine companion and they began their search for a rescue pup.
When they arrived at the Monmouth County SPCA, they could barely believe their eyes when they saw Reckless there at the shelter.
"Literally when we opened the double doors, the first cage we walk up to I thought 'that looks like Reckless,' " the owner told the Asbury Park Press. "He was a little heavier and it's been a little while, but then my wife saw the scar on his head and immediately we start tearing up and we found our dog."
The family paid the $180 adoption fee and they were able to take Reckless home. "We were all ecstatic, and he made it clear that he was home and we were home," the owner said.
:::BRB gotta go grab a tissue. Seriously, who's chopping the onions around here? :::
(h/t Huffington Post)