It's time for a heartwarming story, right?
Emilie Talermo, a 31-year-old San Francisco resident, was so distraught by the loss of her mini Australian Shepherd, Jackson, that she hired an airplane to fly a "missing" banner over Northern California in December.
The SFPD also shared information online in the hopes of getting Jackson back.
⚠️ Stolen Dog ⚠️ #SFPD needs your help searching for Jackson! He’s a 5 year old Mini Australian Shepherd that was t… https://t.co/U6DzXLByEg— San Francisco Police (@San Francisco Police) 1576362543.0
Jackson didn't just wander off.
He was stolen in front of a local grocery store. After four months and no word, Talermo was contacted by an animal shelter in Palmdale—a Southern California town approximately 370 miles away—that someone had just dropped off a dog whose microchip connected to her phone number.
When Jackson was finally brought back to her, the sweetest reunion ever ensued.
Reunited! San Francisco owner reunites with missing dog who was stolen 4 months ago www.youtube.com
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SFPD Returns Stolen Dog To Its Owner www.youtube.com
Jackson had thankfully been well fed and taken care of in the time he was away.
People were happy to see the reunion.
@ABC content like this is why I'm here on Twitter. ❤️💯— Joshua Trotter (@Joshua Trotter) 1587602426.0
@ABC So cute! Love Aussies! Beautiful little blue merle! Glad he's home!— Stephanie V (@Stephanie V) 1587602137.0
@ABC Wow, what a wonderful moment. We are all so happy for you.— José Miguel Serrano (@José Miguel Serrano) 1587602234.0
@ABC I love happy endings.— Danie Wilson (@Danie Wilson) 1587602527.0
Talermo is leaving San Francisco this weekend in the wake of the pandemic and moving home to her parents' house in Wyoming.
After this is all over, she plans to move to Portugal, so Jackson showed up at exactly the right time.
@APWestRegion @AP Amazing!!!!— Independent Voter (@Independent Voter) 1587515539.0
@APWestRegion My two Shepherds are my BEST FRIENDS!!! They’re FAMILY!! I know how she feels. I’m glad she and Jackson were reunited.🥰❤️👍— Meg Bennett (@Meg Bennett) 1587519967.0
@APWestRegion @AP Bow wow, great!— か〜ひ〜ちゃん🇯🇵 (@か〜ひ〜ちゃん🇯🇵) 1587527674.0
Jackson is reportedly adjusting to being home just fine.
Talermo said to The Huffington Post:
"He slept great, he was snoring. He has been basking in the sun in our backyard."
"I didn't sleep at all, I was with my eyes closed, smiling. I'm just so happy to have him back in my life."
Some amazing news for once. Jackson, a dog stolen 4 months ago in SF, has been found in LA!!!! https://t.co/MDuWzD9q7G— sunde white (@sunde white) 1587486322.0
@sfchronicle Happy ending! 👏🌹— Shanaz (@Shanaz) 1587444254.0
Crying!! So glad Jackson was found and brought home! If you don't know the back story, see here:… https://t.co/Cq6dva6E49— Liz Kreutz (@Liz Kreutz) 1587512345.0
Good news comes is always appreciated, but it's especially welcome right now.
Welcome home Jackson!