Waiting outside a shop in the pouring rain every day, a loyal dog has finally been reunited with her owner, thanks to a viral video that garnered attention online

Dogs are known for their unwavering loyalty to their owners, and there are countless heart-warming stories of pets waiting patiently for their humans to return.

One such story went viral on TikTok in December, featuring a dog who sat outside a shop in Sembilan, Malaysia in the pouring rain, looking sad and waiting for her owner’s return.

Despite attempts to call her over, the dog remained steadfastly in the same spot, and had reportedly been waiting outside the same shop for four days straight.

Thankfully, the story has a happy ending. According to Malaysian news outlet SAYS, the video helped the dog, named Bairava, reunite with her owner, Vaani, who had been searching for her for eight months. “I went there and called her name… we were all crying and hugging (our dog),” Vaani told SAYS.

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Vaani, a 40-year-old mother, had rescued Bairava as a stray five years ago, and the two were separated while Vaani was recovering from an illness.

Despite searching everywhere, it was only after seeing the video of her loyal dog waiting for her that Vaani was able to bring her home. This heartwarming reunion is a testament to the deep bond that can form between humans and their beloved animal companions.

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