In the wake of the recent devastating volcanic eruption in Chile, which blanketed the sky with choking clouds of falling ash, rays of hope have begun to shine through.
Thousands of villagers living near the Calbuco volcano were forced to leave behind their pets as they were hurriedly evacuated last week following the powerful eruption. But while the toll from the disaster is still being tallied, many of those animals thought lost have been found to have persevered.
Video has emerged from Ensenada, one of the towns hardest hit by the eruption, showing a woman's touching reunion with her dog. The unidentified pet owner had been searching for days for the pet after being allowed back into the area, reports El Comercio - and the look of relief on her face suggests she had feared the worst.