It’s always heartbreaking when a pet goes missing, and sometimes it seems like they’re just gone for good. Despite all your efforts to find them, after a certain point you just lose hope.
But sometimes miracles happen, and pets return after a long absence when you least expect them.
That was the case for one man, who lost his beloved cat… and had an unexpected reunion with her years later.
About eight years ago, a man named Robert lost his cat Chebon. The timing couldn’t have been worse: it was right before he planned to move from California to Ohio.
“I remember at one point I was praying and I said, ‘God, I’ll do anything, just bring my Chebon back,’” he recalled.
Robert delayed his move a year so he could look for the cat, but never found him. After that, he lost hope the cat would be found, and went ahead with the move.
But then, seven years later, a woman from Ventura County, California found a stray cat, and took him to the local animal shelter. Using a microchip, they were able to find the cat’s owner: Robert.
That’s right: even after all those years, and after the man and his cat were states apart, they were still able to identify Robert as the owner.