Miracle Mutt: Namath Family Dog Found After 5 Years

Daughter to football great Joe Namath is reunited with her beloved dog in time for Christmas.
3:00 | 12/26/13

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Now, we turn to a holiday season miracle. The daughter of football great joe namath getting the best present she could ever hope for. She has been reunited with her doggy. And here's the deal. Five years after it went missing. Abc's matt gutman has all of the details. Reporter: For joe namath's daughter, jessica, this is a christmas gift wrapped in fur. It was the phone call I had been waiting for for five years. Reporter: Jessica's tula vanished five years ago, when she was a year-old pup. It was heartbreaking for everyone. And to see how jessica felt. It was tough. Reporter: Her sports legend dad also posted a $2,000 reward. Even consulted psychics. I immediately got out of the car and ran over to the dog. And luckily, it didn't jet off. Reporter: But santa came in the form of michael, a chef in st. Petersburg, florida, 200 miles away. My vet was five minutes away. I'm hoping there's a microchip. And he scanned it and a chip beeped. Reporter: What did you have to do to pick your jaw up off the table? Where can I meet you? How is she? Reporter: They met in the middle of the state, a place aptly named yeehaw junction. Tula was found five years ago by a family with two kids. That family moved to the tampa area but never took the dog to the vet. Last week, the family lost tula. Michael found her whimpering and took her to the vet. We got a name. Six or seven phone numbers to call. They either didn't know who the dog was or it was a disconnected number. Reporter: But michael wouldn't quit. Ultimatelyracking jessica down on facebook. Going the extra distance, extra yards to check on the dog. Reporter: Now, a new generation of namaths, jessica's 3-year-old daughter, gets to walk tula into the sunset. For "good morning america," matt

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