Cindy Grisanti volunteers as a dog walker at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter in New York. One morning earlier last month, she took Ernie out of his kennel for a stroll and fresh air. But little could Grisanti have guessed that the walk would be a life-changing one.
Along their route, Grisanti and Ernie spotted a UPS van driven by Jason Coronado; he'd parked to take a 10-minute break. Though they'd never met before, Ernie reacted to Coronado as if he was a long-lost friend.
"He was over the hills excited to see me, so I called him on up [into the cabin]," Coronado told The Dodo.
In an instant, the dog and driver were strangers no more.