This newscaster ran a story about a displaced dog — and got an unexpected e-mail two days later

December 11, 2017 6:10 pm Last Updated: December 11, 2017 6:10 pm

In the Fall of 2017, Hurricane Irma wrecked havoc throughout the Caribbean and southeast United States. While it’s been a few months since then, many regions are still recovering. People need medical care, houses need to be reconstructed, and misplaced pets need to find new homes.

One of these dogs was Pluto, a hound mix who was taken to Happy Days Dog and Cat Rescue in Michigan after the storm.

Fox 2 News reporter Kellie Rowe ran a story about Pluto on November 29th.

She received an e-mail soon after.

“We are so glad you shared his story,” the email read, “We never would have found him. He is just as sweet as he looks. My husband [Gregory Cheesewright] is the biggest Gordie Howe [a former Detroit Redwings hockey player] fan ever. Pluto’s new forever name is Gordie Hound. Haha! Happy Holidays and extreme gratitude for bringing Gordie into our life!”

That letter came from April Cheesewright, one of Gordie’s new owners. When Rowe received the letter, she tweeted out “I’m not crying, you’re crying.” This post has since gone viral with over 14,000 likes and over 3,700 retweets.

April Cheesewright also shared pictures of the lovely dog on her Facebook page with the caption:

“Meet Gordie Hound, the newest addition to the Cheesewright family. Gordie is a rescue from Hurricane Irma. We’re so excited to share our life and love with him. He’s such a sweet boy.”

Cheesewright’s post also got a lot of likes and loves and a multitude of positive comments.