Upon receiving the email, Gerstein immediately booked a flight from Florida to New Jersey to reunite with his little girl. Bella definitely remembered him, and shook uncontrollably for about ten minutes after he arrived.
It remains a mystery on how Bella got from Florida to New Jersey, but what matters most is that she’s now safe and back with her original owners.
Gerstein has also learned his lesson, and will never let Bella out of his sight ever again. “I want to thank everyone who has been involved in this wonderful reunion,” Gerstein wrote on Facebook. “The lesson that I’d like to put out there is that everyone who has a pet that could possibly escape…use a tracking chip.”
Watch more on their story and their adorable reunion in the video below: