Photo of Dog in Warm Embrace with Woman Who Saved Him Goes Viral

Melissa Knowles
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Photo of Dog in Warm Embrace with Woman Who Saved Him Goes Viral

Almost weekly we talk about animals being able to experience and express humanlike emotions. Today's story falls under that category.

Eva Armstrong is one of the directors of Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue. It is a completely volunteer-run rescue group that has saved more than 800 dogs from the kill list of high-volume pounds in the rural South.

During the group's last trip to Alabama, volunteers rescued a dachshund they named Captain Morgan because he had only one eye -- like a pirate. The night he was rescued, Captain Morgan slept at the foot of Armstrong's hotel bed. She took care of him until he was adopted by a family several months ago.

Well on May 5, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue had a block party reunion where Captain Morgan and Armstrong were reunited. The picture of the two of them in a warm embrace, taken by photographer Hilary Benas, went viral after it was displayed on Buzzfeed. It shows Captain Morgan, who is now called Cappy by his adopted family, resting his head on Armstrong's shoulder. He has clearly not forgotten the woman who helped save him.

Sara Cross, who founded Brooklyn Badass, told HuffPost, "Whenever any of us run into dogs that we have fostered or rescued, they always recognize us and are so excited to see us. Dogs remember the person who saved their life and helped them on their way to a forever home."

So far, the photograph has received more than 160,000 views, and one commenter wrote, "the look on his face says it all." Judging by the photo, Cappy is one happy pup.

[Related: Rescue Dog Xena the Warrior Puppy Helps 8-Year-Old Boy with Autism]

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