Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend,” and the story of a heartbroken dog waiting at the door for her dad is a touching example of the special bond that can exist between humans and their furry companions.
Leia isn’t an overly cuddly pup. When her dad – or granddad, rather – had to stay at the hospital overnight, she demonstrated how much she loved and missed him.
Earlier this year, Leia’s mom, Katie Snyder, sent Leia to her parents for a vacation.
Leia quickly fell in love with Snyders’s mom and dad, but since she’s not excessively cuddly, nobody realized how deep her connection to Snyder’s dad ran.
However, one night, Snyder’s dad experienced unexpected medical issues and had to go to the hospital.
Snyder’s parents had been out celebrating their 40th anniversary when Snyder’s dad suddenly had to leave for the hospital, and Snyder’s mother had to return home alone.
Due to the current situation, she wasn’t allowed to stay with her husband in the hospital, but at least she had Leia at home to keep her company.
But when Leia realized Snyder’s dad wasn’t coming home, she grew agitated and showed how much she’d grown to love him.
The heartbroken pup sat by the door with her head hanging low and waited for her daddy to come home. She missed him so much and wanted him to return to her.
Seeing how much Leia had grown to love Snyder’s dad, Snyder decided that Leia’s little “vacation” would become permanent. It was clear that for Leia, he was now her dad too.
Snyder’s dad returned home the next day, and Leia was overjoyed. The sweet pup was relieved and happy to have her favorite person back.
“He is her human now,” Snyder said in an interview with The Dodo. Now, Leia is thrilled to spend the rest of her days with her new dad, and it’s more than clear that the two of them were always meant to be together.
The story of this heartbroken dog waiting at the door for her owner reminds me of the special bond between humans and their pets. Dogs, in particular, have an incredible ability to form deep emotional connections with their owners and can be fiercely loyal and protective.