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When Butterscotch first went missing, all his humans were distraught — especially the pup's human dad.
The border-collie mix — dubbed "Butters" or "Bubbers" for short — went missing in the Las Vegas area on Nov. 25. Anyone who's gone through a similar experience knows this feeling all too well and can back me up here: having a pet go missing is sobbing-until-you-can't-feel-feelings devastating. You can almost feel the heartache in the "missing" poster Butters' humans shared online.
But! This series is all about happy tails (er, tales) — so, fortunately, Butters' story doesn't end there. About a week and half after Butters disappeared, the pup was found by his humans once again!
In the video below, you'll see one of Butters' humans pull up in a car alongside the curb outside the family home. Butters is happily waiting in the passenger seat. His oblivious human dad pauses for a moment in the yard, clearly shocked to see his furry best friend once again, before sprinting across the street toward the pup.
"BUBBERS!" he yells through tears, clamoring to hug his dog through the partially open window. You can practically feel the joy radiating off the two as they finally embrace, huddled together on the sidewalk. It's no wonder the video has amassed 65,000 Likes on Twitter!