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April 22, 2019 | Mysti Jordan
Chris is a homeless man in Australia, and he has kind of an unusual pet. It’s a pet rat named Lucy. The two of them are inseparable and people see them together all the time.
Recently, Chris left his place on the sidewalk to run inside a store to use the bathroom, and when he came back, Lucy was gone. He was absolutely distraught. He knew something was wrong because she never left him on her own.
Chris went to the police, and they were able to look at security footage and see that a woman walking by had taken her. The cops let him post a photo of himself holding a sign that said, “My pet rat Lucy was stolen on Saturday. Lucy is black and white with a bit of brown.” They posted that to their site, it began making the rounds, and the woman who took her finally saw it. She hadn’t been trying to do anything wrong, mind you. She thought Lucy had been abandoned and she was trying to care for this obviously domesticated rat. But when she read what the real situation was, she immediately took Lucy back to the cops so they could return her to Chris.
Chris was so happy. Just thrilled that his friend was back. He said, “This feels wonderful. Thank you very much everybody. She knows she’s missed me, too.”