Jason Coronado was making his rounds as a UPS driver last month when something happened that would change his life. Ernie, who is a pit bull and terrier mix, ran up to the truck to greet him. Jason motioned for Ernie to come on board, and once he did, their connection would change both of their lives.
He explained to the local ABC affiliate WKBW...
"[I] call him up to the truck, and he pretty much just hopped up in, and I was like, 'Okay.' He hopped up and just sat there and did not want to leave."
And once Jason left, he couldn't stop thinking about Ernie.
"He is probably my idea of a perfect dog. I wanted him to have a good home."
So, after a brief discussion with his family, Jason went back to the shelter and adopted Ernie.
Let's just say, Ernie is clearly a good boy.
Meet Ernie. He's a good boy. @WKBW @CBASpets https://t.co/zCpVOrkbul— James Groh (@James Groh)1543191977.0
People shared their own beautiful experiences with shelter dogs.
Happy birthday to the light of my life, Chiquita! ❤🐾From a dog shelter in Greece to visiting castles in Scotland ❤… https://t.co/1o3TuC4uZ6— Athina Frantzana (@Athina Frantzana)1543662716.0
When I was little, I -was kept in a crate -barely ate -didn’t have own toys -was bullied by a poodle Then my human… https://t.co/g6JgWNYYUh— Apollo 🐾 (@Apollo 🐾)1543510062.0
#ShareTheLove The world is never so dark,🌞 when you have a LOVING friend by your side.💘Adopt your new LIFETIME best… https://t.co/qiOKI9YAFV— *Mina*Bad Yoga KittyⓋ (@*Mina*Bad Yoga KittyⓋ)1543642990.0
My mom rescued me in June 2018 and everything’s been Gravy ever since ❤️ #Mastiffs #Boerboel #Adoptdontshop https://t.co/d2GCNuLG1x— papa (@papa)1543626099.0
My lil baby 😍 #kokoni #adoptdontshop https://t.co/SMAoUaeFNm— MixedVegan (@MixedVegan)1543265617.0
We're so glad that Ernie found a furever home!