Losing a pet can be just as hard as losing a loved one. After all, pets spend so much time with us, and they’re there on both our worst and best days.
One woman is sharing what happened the day that her dog died, and it’s truly wonderful.
Twitter user @LLedgeway shared this incredible story with the world. She described in a brief tweet how her beloved dog had died in her dad’s arms one morning. Later, when @LLedgeway stepped outside for a few minute, she looked up and couldn’t believe her eyes.
She even snapped an incredible photo of what happened:
my dog passed away in my dads arms this morning seconds before setting off to the vets. later in the day we went out to clear our head and i cried to my boyfriend in the seat she died in, just begging for a sign that she’s okay. this is what I was blessed with?? pic.twitter.com/4KVPZnDYDp
— lucy (@LLedgeway) June 20, 2020
Wow! Now that is truly amazing. The clouds honestly really do look like her dog — it wasn’t just her imagination.
Almost immediately, her photo struck a chord with people. Other Twitter users began sharing similar experiences and photos:
Omg, the EXACT SAME THING happened to us in April when our baby passed away!
Sending your family a lot of love and comfort during this difficult time!
— Jennifer (@XOXOJenny510) June 21, 2020
Here’s another uncanny cloud appearance:
Something similar happened to me after my boy passed. I know how hard it is to lose them, sending you love? pic.twitter.com/mJ19KkoucP
— M.A.? (@callmetitch) June 21, 2020
Pets sure leave a pawprint on our hearts, don’t they?
When my boy passed I was sobbing for 3 days straight. On my way home from work I saw a Mini Schnauzer cloud crazy beard and all. Miss him every day. pic.twitter.com/txyw1a4NoV
— Taylor Harlow (@tayluhh21) June 22, 2020
Other people shared other symbols from their pets to let them know how much they cared:
My dog past away and this is her footprint we had done.. I used to call her my little teddy bear ,I couldn't believe it when we got her foot print back ? pic.twitter.com/YJzqMyD7Gg
— clare norris machen (@Clare_Louise33) June 21, 2020
And like this heart-shaped bed:
My dog left his round bed for the last time and this is what we noticed when we returned from the vets without him ? ? ? pic.twitter.com/80SwgdFRpr
— Will Chitty (@w_chitty) June 21, 2020
This story really seems to have resonated with people. It seems many people have lost a very special pet, then looked for some sign that he or she was OK in the afterlife. These good boys and girls who cross the rainbow bridge are letting their humans know they’re doing just fine, chasing rabbits and playing with buckets upon buckets of tennis balls.
Has anything like this ever happened to you, with a pet or otherwise? Have you had any potentially symbolic experiences after the death of a loved one?
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