WEYI‘s story of a lost pooch returned to its family is becoming a hit online for its good old-fashioned tug at the heartstrings.

WEYI reporter Jenny Suniga has the story (video above): a family in Clio, MI lost its maltese dog over a year ago following a car crash that killed two family members. Now the dog is being returned to the family and they’re taking it as a sign from heaven.

So far, the video has been posted on The Washington Post‘s blogpost and The Daily What.