A New Jersey family who lost their beloved dog Reckless during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, recently found him at a shelter while looking to adopt a new dog.

Chuck James and his family spent months searching for Reckless, but finally came to terms with the fact that he was gone for good. So the family decided to hit their local SPCA in search of a new pet, and who did they see when they walked in? Reckless!

Reckless had been at the shelter for about 6 months. What the 10-year-old-daughter has to say about it could melt the blackest of hearts.