Compassionate Man Stands For Three Hours On Street Corner With Sign For ‘Lost Dog’

This man became an internet sensation after he spent three hours holding up a sign for a lost dog he found in traffic, only to return it to it’s rightful owner.

40-year-old Jason Gasparik saw Roxy the chocolate Labrador as he was driving back to his home in Charlotte, North Carolina the night before. The dog was so nervous that Gasparik and other good Samaritans had to spend an hour to calm her down enough to get her into his car.

Once he brought her home, he shared pictures of her online and on sites for lost pets, but to no avail. He then took her to a 24-hour veterinary office to see if she was microchipped, but all this did not help him to find the dog’s owner.

So then Gasparik took a piece of cardboard, a magic marker, and made a sign. “Saturday morning I was sitting there with her thinking ‘what else could I do?’” Gasparik said. “So like a total dork, I made my sign and went to stand out on the sidewalk with her.”

He stood on the corner of a local intersection with a sign reading “Do you know this lost dog????” for three hours, he received a lot of attention from passerbys, but when a photographer snapped a photo of him with the sign and posted it to social media, his phone was flooded with messages.

Unknown to Gasparik, a man named Ed was anxiously driving across town with the windows down, calling Roxy’s name in hopes of finding his dog. But because of his back problems, he could not walk well, and after Roxy had gone missing from his home, he had to search for Roxy from the driver’s seat of his car.

But coincidence had it that, as Ed saw a woman walking her dog on the sidewalk, he asked her if she had seen Roxy.

She had seen Gasparik’s social media posts, which made her pull out a picture of Roxy and confirm that Ed was the owner. She quickly sent a message to Gasparik to let him know that she had found Roxy’s owner.

Soon, Gasparik met Ed in a parking lot, and handed over a delighted Roxy to him. “As soon as Roxy saw him, her ears perked up and she ran to him and he had all the paperwork to show that he was the owner,” said Gasparick. “And of course he had tons of pictures of her on his cellphone.”

Gasparick hopes to stay in touch with Ed so he can volunteer to walk Roxy in lieu of Ed’s back problems.

He also says that thanks to his social media posts with Roxy, it has led to many women ask him out on dates, but is waiting for the internet frenzy around the dog to die down before he decides what to do in his personal life.

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