Rescue Of Dog From Earthquake Rubble Will Have You In Tears [Video]

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake decimated the small town of  Amatrice, Italy in the early hours of August 24, 2016.  Over 250 people were killed while at least 365 more were injured.  As the town lay in rubble, rescue workers worked feverishly to save those they could from the debris.

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Nine days after the quake, rescue workers got to  the small, medieval village of San Lorenzo,  and began the arduous task of cleaning up.  Going along with residents back to their homes in order to help them recover what they could from the ruins, the sound of barking shocked them all.

Almost as soon as they came into the tiny medieval village of San Lorenzo, a beautiful golden retriever named Romeo heard their voices and began barking.

Romeo’s dad frantically called out in Italian, “Romeo!  Come here! Best Dog in the world!” and firefighters began digging carefully where they heard barking.

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Romeo was recovered (may we remind you, having spent NINE DAYS buried under the rubble!), and was, as in true Retriever fashion, happier than a dog with two tails.  He looked a little confused about what the heck was going on, and was thirsty, but other than that, was happy to be with his people again.

The compassionate firefighters checked him out, and we melt where we hear the whimper Romeo gave as one examined his paw.   Watch and see, but make sure you have the hankies, because this heartwarming rescue will definitely bring all the feels.


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