For four days, a dog in Wuhan, China waited for its owner on the bridge they reportedly had jumped from.
A local identified only as Xu found the animal sitting patiently on the pavement of Yangtze Bridge, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily.
Xu realized that the dog was someone’s pet because it was clean, docile, and refused to accept food and water from a stranger like himself.
What piqued his interest, however, was the fact that the dog simply stared at the river below the bridge.
Xu took to social media to share photos of the animal, hoping that someone would eventually offer to adopt it.
However, the dog ran away and has since been missing.
Du Fan, director of the Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association, confirmed later that the dog’s owner had jumped off the bridge.
Officials reportedly investigated the incident, though the owner’s gender remains unclear.
Appealing to residents for help, the organization has started searching for the dog to ultimately find it a new home.
“We are still counting on finding a new owner for the dog. We think it’s too sad for such a loyal dog to stray on the streets,” Du Fan told Pear Video.
Weibo users commented on the news:
“What a loyal dog.”
“Find a home for it and never let it stray.”
“Dogs are much kinder than humans. I hope this one finds a new home.”
“This dog waited so patiently that its owner must be such a good person.”
“This made me cry. Life is hard enough [for us] and dogs certainly don’t have it easy.”
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