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Dog reunited with lost owner after nearly 500-mile trek

Dog Reunited With Lost Owner After 800 Km Trek

A month ago, while walking to the World Cup to raise money for drought-stricken Bahia, a state in northeast Brazil, four England fans were joined by what they thought was a stray dog. They nicknamed the dog Jefferson Ramsey Moore and he stuck by them for nearly 500 miles.

Three days before they completed their epic adventure, the men were contacted by the dog's owner, Ignatio 'Nacho' Etchetchury, after he spotted his beloved dog -- who he had originally named Negro (which is Spanish for "black") -- in the local news.

Nacho then hitchhiked close to 500 miles from Solis, Uruguay to Porto Alegre, Brazil -- where the walkers had already arrived for the Cup -- to be reunited with Jefferson.

"Crazy days at 'Walk to the World Cup,'" one walker says while witnessing the emotional reunion between man and his best friend.

You can donate to Jefferson and the 'Walk to the World Cup' team here.

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bwess8 June 11 2014 at 3:46 PM

Dogs are great . Good Dog.

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slugg023 bwess8 June 11 2014 at 5:51 PM

a nuisance u mean

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charlyeverett June 11 2014 at 6:10 PM

My dogs are the most important friends in my life...no question about it. I understand his emotions....

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emilybpolson charlyeverett June 11 2014 at 6:34 PM


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bfox1129 June 11 2014 at 5:30 PM

Man's best friend.................and they mean it.

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tripleswayne June 11 2014 at 4:54 PM


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Bebe June 11 2014 at 4:56 PM

What a lovely story! So uplifting after the non-stop, darker headlines in recent days!!! Thank you!!!

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kathy June 11 2014 at 5:10 PM

I love this story!

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kimcrdr June 11 2014 at 5:15 PM

Glad he and the dog were reunited!!

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Guam Betty kimcrdr June 11 2014 at 10:13 PM

Me Too!

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Joan June 11 2014 at 4:25 PM

That's a devoted dog owner - God bless him!!

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dan_crabtree June 11 2014 at 5:32 PM

dogs are special indeed as i have a great pyrenees and when i go on a three day fishing trip he refuses to eat..wife has to force feed him treats untill i return..so as soon as i get home he reverts back to his old self eating everthing in site..they do know and do feel emotions as well as humans do..

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perorbailey June 11 2014 at 6:24 PM

Know what it's like to have a dog love you, it is so special!
This guy Nacho is special too!

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