Homeless Man Reunites With Dog He Thought He Might Never See Again

He might not have much in terms of material possessions, but Anthony Rogers' life is clearly rich with love.

Rogers is an artist from Tennessee who has, unfortunately, fallen on hard times. Though homeless and struggling, he's not without a loyal companion by his side — a pup named Bobo. Rogers always ensures the dog is never left wanting, but a few weeks ago, Rogers woke up and found himself alone.

Bobo had gone missing, sparking a desperate search. Rogers made flyers in hopes someone would spot Bobo, his dear dog whom he feared he might never see again.

But then, just last week, an employee at Memphis Animal Services who'd seen the flyers noticed a newly-arrived pup looked like the missing dog. Could this really be Bobo?

When Rogers arrived to check, their heartfelt reunion erased any doubt.

"It was a very cool moment to see such unfiltered, unrestrained joy," Katie Pemberton, spokesperson for the shelter, told The Dodo. "I think we all felt really lucky to be able to witness it. Working in animal sheltering can be very difficult emotionally, so seeing something so happy is like gas in the tank for us."

Bobo and Rogers couldn't have been happier to be together again.

Credit: Memphis Animal Services

Hopefully, Rogers will now be able to get the help he needs, but in the meantime his new friends are ensuring his dog is taken care of, too.

"Bobo got neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, and we found out he was heartworm negative," Memphis Animal Services wrote. "We sent him back to Anthony with a year’s supply of heartworm prevention, a bag of dog food, and a harness, leash, collar and ID tag. Bobo is healthy and happy[.]"