“They both just jumped up and hugged each other” ❤️️
One day, two dogs were going on their usual walks when all of a sudden it became a family reunion after the long-lost siblings ran into each other on the street.
They hadn’t seen each other since they were just puppies, which made it even more special when the pair of cockapoos immediately recognized each other.
The moment they spotted each other, they went in for a nuzzle and a very big hug.
The pair, Monty and Rosie, were born into the same litter around a year before the reunion
“There were six of them, but Monty and Rosie were always together.”Susan Killip, Rosie’s human mom told The Dodo;
When Monty was adopted, the family watched Rosie for about a week very early on, but then the two dogs lost touch after that – Until their surprise reunion!
“It was so lovely, they both just jumped up and hugged each other. It was amazing they remembered each other after 10 months of not seeing each other.”
The story was shared by Libby Picher on Twitter who’s conversation with her dad went viral as he described the encounter:
“So, Dave was out walking his dog, and there was a couple walking towards him with a white version of his dog. Turns out they are brother and sister from the same litter. But instead of just playing like they do with other dogs, look at this.”
pls look at what my dad sent me this morning I cannot even😭❣️🐶 pic.twitter.com/QTy5J8uEwZ
— libby pincher (@libpincher) May 19, 2020
There is some debate on whether or not dogs can remember their littermates, but after this meeting, people are convinced the two pups knew each other.
“Dogs of the same breed often gravitate toward each other,” Tufts University explains. “What we know is this: The scent of another dog stays with a dog for a long time … But whether the dog is processing that it’s a familial connection, we’ll probably never know for sure.”
It doesn’t really matter if the pair could tell they were siblings, at least they now know that someone very close to their hearts lives close by.
Their humans are going to make sure they stay in contact with each other.
“We will keep in touch,” Killip said. “[It’s] a bit difficult at the moment, but after this is all over, we’ll be having doggy walkies together.”