if you ever doubted the special connection between man and dog, this next story may change your mind. A dog, zander, escaped from his home and turned up two miles away. He was found right outside of... See More
if you ever doubted the special connection between man and dog, this next story may change your mind. A dog, zander, escaped from his home and turned up two miles away. He was found right outside of the hospital where his owner was recovering. Zander is off camera. We're going to bring him in just a second. But first, here's the backstory. This is a story about the deep friendship between man and beast. This 7-year-old husky named zander was so heartbroken when his owner went to the hospital, he slipped out of the back door in his home in long island, new york, and walked two miles to find him. John was laying in his hospital bed when he got a call from an employee with an urgent message. I have your dog. Reporter: How could a dog have known his owner was in the hospital two miles away? Animal experts say it's a mystery. But some dogs can do that. Start wandering around and wind up in front of the hospital is 1 in a million. Reporter: Nobody knows how zander made it there. He would have to pass by a stream, cross a busy highway and navigate through neighborhood streets to get there. He was a starving shelter dogged rescued by the dolans five years John and zander took daily walks around the neighborhood. When john was hospitalized, zander was distraught. We're buddies. He came to see me. Reporter: His 70-pound husky is like a son to him. And zander's devotion truly shows why dogs are called man's best friend. I think I have a new best friend this morning. This dog is so cute. John and priscilla dolan, coming into the studio. Zander's crying a little bit. I'm not sure why. He's excited. Is there any doubt in your mind that he was coming to see you? Or is there any chance this was a coincidence? Well, I mean, he was on his way to the hospital. Was he on his way to hollywood? I don't know. After this, yes. Priscilla, what do you think? I think he was looking for john. He was very sad when john was gone. Very sad and mopey. I think he missed him. What was your initial reaction when you found out he came to the hospital? We couldn't believe it. I was sleeping. And I got a call. I was like, oh, my god. What's he doing there? You're sitting in the hospital bed. And some guy calls you from outside the hospital and says, i found your dog. Where are you? He says, come and get the dog. I have to go to work. I have to be to work in five minutes. Called me at ten to 6:00. I'm in the hospital. I have to call my wife and get back to you. I got ahold of priscilla. And the gentleman said, I told him the story. I guess they realized before we did that it was a big deal because I was in the hospital and he came to see me there. Quite a big deal. Two miles away. I didn't really think of it. He's been glued to me ever since. He's not going to leave your side anymore. And, priscilla, what do you think happened? Do you think it's because he's so used to his routine that he shared with your husband every day that he didn't know what to do with himself? Maybe. He sleeps right next to john. And john walks him a lot. I think so. What's next for him? Is he getting an agent? We established he's going to hollywood next. John and priscilla, thanks for coming in. Zander, thank you. A great morning. We'll be right back with
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