Dogs really are man’s best friend. They give a ton of love to their owners, and nearly always get it all back in return. It’s a bond like family—so when a dog goes missing, it really takes an emotional toll on the entire household.
When one Las Vegas family lost their dog, Butterscotch, back in 2015, they were devastated. They looked all over the neighborhood and posted missing flyers, but got no leads on their dog’s whereabouts. Twelve days passed, and they were worried sick.
But just when all hope seemed lost, mom took the car out to look for Butterscotch…
…and found him!
She was thrilled—and she knew how relieved her husband and daughter would be when she brought him home.
So, she decided to surprise them—and record their reactions.
And they did not disappoint. Just as mom rolled the car up to the house, dad was there—and could immediately tell Butterscotch was in the car.
He ran to him.
He couldn’t even wait for his wife to unlock the car door—he reached in through the window to pet his dog right away.
Then he opened the door and couldn’t hold back his emotions—he gives his missing friend a big, tearful hug.
“Come on,” he tells Butterscotch. He finally brings him home for the first time in nearly two weeks.
The man’s daughter was just as excited to be reunited with her pet, running over to give him a hug.
This family clearly went through a lot of turmoil over those 12 days—it looks like they’ll never let that dog out of their sights again!