The age-old tale of a boy — or a man, in this case — being reunited with his dog is a classic tearjerker, and this story from Israel about officers helping a man find his missing dog appears to be no exception.
A resident of the town Beersheba reported his husky dog missing. Some time passed and police in the neighboring town of Tel Sheva happened upon a group of kids hanging out with a neglected-looking Siberian husky. When the cops inquired about the pooch, the children said they had just found it wandering around. One of the officers remembered the report of a missing dog in Beersheba. The police took the dog back with them to station, gave it some water, and contacted the missing dog’s human, asking him if he could come by to see if the mutt was his.
This is where the story takes an interesting turn. The man said his dog loved to sing to the themes of two popular children’s television programs, Israel’s Shemesh and Canada’s Arthur. The officers played the dog several other songs as a baseline for the dog’s reactions to music, and then moved on to the theme song for Shemesh, at which point the pooch burst into song, giving it his all as he howled along.
With the canine positively identified, his owner came to claim him in what turned out to be a very sweet reunion.
— Andy (@AndyOistins) April 10, 2018
Watch the husky react to the song and then be reunited with its owner:
In 2015 an Australian dog was found in a similar way. Lost somewhere inside her home, her family found her with music:
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) December 8, 2015
Apparently, these are not the only dogs who can be found singing along:
I used to know a Bichon Frise who would sing along to the Law and Order theme.
— CriticalThinking (@BloomTaxonomy) April 14, 2018
Dylan, our late sheltie, loved “Silver Bells” and would sing along whenever he heard it.
— Neale Ferguson (@nealeferguson) April 14, 2018
As a kid my dog only howled to HAPPY BIRTHDAY (or my violin practice)….she passed at 13, I forget who's birthday it was after that…but we all wound up tearing or out right crying….barely got through the song.
— D. (@thompsod5) April 12, 2018
Of course the touching tale warmed a few hearts:
GAHHHH!! THE….CUTENESS! pic.twitter.com/tuzJd4qf1n
— MARTY IN HOUSTON 2018 (@TexasLiberty15) April 15, 2018
Awwwwe….. very sweet.
— Jacqueline Whitfield (@Jacquel53991286) April 9, 2018
This person must be referring to the Pink Floyd song “Dogs” from their classic album Animals. Though the English psychedelic rockers also have a song called “Dogs of War.”
Either that or they’re just being completely random:
Hope the dog is a fan of pink floyd.
— Pink Floyd (@HenleyFrey71) April 12, 2018
Some took it as a directive for how we should all face the world:
Maybe we should sing among strangers, not talk.
— FatherBob (@FatherBob) April 15, 2018