Say what you want about social media, but there is a young woman and her Jack Russell terrier over in Ireland who are sure glad so many people use it.
Patch disappeared from his home in a rural part of the country on Tuesday night. That resulted in a flurry of internet postings from his owner, Deirdre Anglin, but to no real avail. Then, the next morning, on a commuter train headed for the city of Dublin, riders noticed a little four-legged passenger making the rounds through the train.
And by the time they reached their last stop, according to a Huffington Post article, even the train staff were desperately trying to figure out just who he belonged to.
When it was determined that the dog’s owner was not anywhere on board, Irish Rail workers pounced into action and Tweeted photos of the dog they’d dubbed Checker (since he seemed to be moving towards a job as a ticket checker) on the company’s Twitter page.
Then, as the HuffPost reports, after 500 messages and just 32 minutes later, there came a Tweet from Deirdre herself proclaiming,” That’s my dog!”
A few train rides later, and Patch and Deirdre were back together, reunited thanks to the fast-thinking folks at the rail company and the legions of people who realize that social media can in fact save the day.
And Patch is enjoying a bit of celebrity from the whole deal, according to the HuffPost, as Deirdre is being approached by strangers who ask, “Is that the dog from Twitter?”
Info: Huffington Post
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