The look of pure content on her face just before she embraced Pojeky showed just how happy she was to be reunited with her favorite human.
Pojeky told The Dodo that being hugged by GiGi held a particularly special importance to him. Growing up, a great horned owl used to perch on the top of Pojeky's family barn. While Pojeky's father often saw the owl, Pojeky and the rest of his family rarely did. However, on the morning of his father's death, the owl was spotted overlooking the farm house, where Pojeky's father had passed away, before flying off into the woods.
"For some reason when that bird was hugging me, all I could think of was my dad," Pojeky said.