Grab a tissue box, as this heartrending tale is sure to tug at your emotions.
A truly touching scene unfolded as a retired police dog was joyfully reunited with their former handler.
Meet Wang Wang, an eight-year-old German shepherd who has faithfully served as a sniffer dog at a security checkpoint in Xichuan, Henan Province, central China.
In June 2019, he bid farewell to his duty as he retired, embarking on a new chapter of his life in a forever home that awaited him.
Just last month, an unexpected delight unfolded as Matan, Wangwang’s former handler and a dedicated police officer, orchestrated a surprise visit during his patrol near Wangwang’s residence.
A heartwarming video recently surfaced on the Xichuan police Douyin account, akin to China’s TikTok, capturing the poignant moment as officers reached out to Wang Wang right outside his cherished abode.
As the patrol team prepared to depart in their vehicle, Wang Wang displayed unwavering determination, steadfastly staying by his manager’s side, reluctant to bid them farewell.
“Wang Wang’s once vibrant coat had gained streaks of grey, though his demeanor remained hearty and content,” the message conveyed. “Saying goodbye to dear friends is a poignant challenge.”
Online spectators’ hearts were deeply touched as they bore witness to the touching reunion between the loyal canine and his dedicated trainer.
“Dogs are true companions, so treat them with care!” expressed one individual passionately.
“The longing in Wangwang’s eyes for his handler is undeniable.” remarked another.
A few individuals who observed this heartfelt reunion find themselves puzzled about the reasons preventing Wang Wang and his handler from staying together.
“Typically, police dogs receive proper nourishment at the training facility. Our officers are unable to dedicate sufficient time to play or exercise with retired companions.” responded the Xichuan police in a statement.
“They will experience better care within a home environment than within a training establishment.”
Witness the heartwarming reunion by viewing the video below