A young boy couldn’t believe his eyes when he opened the back door of his parents’ car to discover his beloved English bulldog who had been missing for two years. Having just walked out of school, Brody Bauer, 11, could not hide his emotions when he looked on the backseat and saw his eight-year-old pooch, King, who went missing in the summer of 2020.
While Brody gave King a long-awaited hug, parents Jeff and Amanda captured the moment on video, sobbing behind the camera. According to the couple, who live in Oklahoma, King had always been an indoor dog, but one day they let him out for a potty break, and he didn’t return. Hours of searching turned to days and weeks; the couple also contacted King’s microchip company, who helped them reach local vets and produce flyers.
But despite these efforts and a wide variety of social media posts, Amanda and Jeff had no luck in finding King. The separation was extremely difficult for Brody and their other children, who had grown extremely close to the English bulldog over the years. But then, on a random Monday in May, Amanda received a text and call saying King had been found. Jeff received the same outreach, too, and the chip company who were contacting them put the couple in touch with a lady in a nearby Oklahoman town.