Nearly four days after Radar the service dog seemingly disappeared, his owners, Jason and Carolyn Cooper, were being interviewed by a local news station outside their Kentucky home when a miracle happened.
Luckily for us, the entire sequence of events was caught on camera.
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%shareLinks-quote="He's completely part of our lives and we just need him. We need him back." type="quote" author="Jason Cooper" authordesc="" isquoteoftheday="false"% Jason and Carolyn Cooper were in the middle of making their emotional appeal to a local news crew outside their Kentucky home, begging for the safe return of Radar, when Jason spotted something moving more than half a mile in the distance. At that moment, he began running, climbing fences, even jumping a creek, before his hopes could be confirmed.%shareLinks-quote="Oh my god. I never expected to see him. I had hope, but I was afraid. This is the most amazing thing. I just can't believe it." type="quote" author="Jason Cooper" authordesc="" isquoteoftheday="false"% Radar's importance to the Coopers, however, extends way beyond simple companionship.
The labrador retriever represents the last connection the couple has to their two young daughters, Madeline and Sophia, who both passed away from a rare and terminal genetic disorder. After the girls deaths, the Coopers moved to Kentucky to start a new life, and Radar was the only physical memory they had left. %shareLinks-quote="He's one of the only souls who has the same memories and experiences we do." type="quote" author="Carolyn Cooper" authordesc="" isquoteoftheday="false"% The Coopers believe that the power of social media helped bring Radar home.
"It was a wide net and it went pretty much across the country people helping us," Jason said. "I can never, never just thank them enough for how much support they've shown our family."
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