A man broke down in tears when he reunited with the dog he had to give up 10 years ago.
Michael Sawyer had an emotional reunion with his dog, Smokey, who he rehomed himself after he was forced to give the dog up due to unfortunate life circumstances.
He brought his wife, Susanna Green-Sawyer, along for the visit to meet Smokey, who is now 16 years old.
From the moment Smokey sees Michael it’s clear he recognizes him. The elderly Pit Bull makes his way over to Michael and leans into him.
Michael gives Smokey a treat and the two hug each other for quite a while.
Susanna filmed the emotional visit and shared video on TikTok.
The two are all smiles and Michael is so happy to see Smokey happy. Here’s part 2 of the TikTok video.
Carina Ortega commented on TikTok, “The fact that he [Michael] was responsible and found his dog a home that has kept him for 10 years and counting is a straight up blessing.”
Susanna responded, “Yes I agree. At the time he passed on several people before making a final decision. He even went to people’s homes to inspect.”
TikTokker Veronica marveled at Smokey’s age, “16! Sounds like his new home has been good to him.”
“So good,” Susanna answered. “I was impressed how the new owners sent pics and updates throughout the years. They were truly amazing.”
Marissa noted, “Awww. he remembered him so sweet…”
Susanna responded, “Yes, Marissa! I was surprised. After all that time has passed. Guess dogs never forget, huh?”
And Tiktokker Nikki Austin382 noted, “Glad he got a chance to spend time with him. 15 years is rare for his breed.”
“I’m so glad too,” said Susanna. “Thank you for the kind words.”