The loss of a pet is incredibly painful. Pets are daily companions, who we care for, get affection from, and share our homes with. Often our routines are built around their routines. Saying goodbye is incredibly hard, especially when we have to make the choice to let them go.
Twitter user @LLedgeway shared a story about how her dog passed away on June 20th, just before they planned to bring her to the vets to have her put down. It was devastating, but later that day while she was crying about her loss, she looked up at the sky and saw a cloud formation that reminded her of her late pup:
my dog passed away in my dads arms this morning seconds before setting off to the vets. later in the day we went out to clear our head and i cried to my boyfriend in the seat she died in, just begging for a sign that she’s okay. this is what I was blessed with🥺🐾 pic.twitter.com/4KVPZnDYDp
— lucy (@LLedgeway) June 20, 2020
It’s a touching story, but her tweet started to really go viral when more and more people chimed in to say they had similar experiences after the loss of their pets. Many of them saw a sign from their deceased pet in the sky, just like the original tweet described.
Others found signs in their homes and around them or even in dreams that felt like final goodbye from the pets they’d loved so much. It’s a beautiful idea and comforting in a moment of grief. And after reading this many stories, I’m starting to really believe it:
Something similar happened to me after my boy passed. I know how hard it is to lose them, sending you love💛 pic.twitter.com/mJ19KkoucP
— M.A.🥀 (@callmetitch) June 21, 2020
My dog left his round bed for the last time and this is what we noticed when we returned from the vets without him 😭 💔 🐶 pic.twitter.com/80SwgdFRpr
— Will Chitty (@w_chitty) June 21, 2020
Omg, the EXACT SAME THING happened to us in April when our baby passed away!
Sending your family a lot of love and comfort during this difficult time!
— Jennifer (@XOXOJenny510) June 21, 2020
My dog past away and this is her footprint we had done.. I used to call her my little teddy bear ,I couldn’t believe it when we got her foot print back 🥰 pic.twitter.com/YJzqMyD7Gg
— clare norris machen (@Clare_Louise33) June 21, 2020
Such comfort in the clouds it seems ☁️ we lost our dog George a week ago & a family friend sent this picture of the sky as they were talking about him. Sending hugs to everyone 🤗 pic.twitter.com/Ygy8z1RKXt
— A.M.Y.🕊🕊 BLM (@Amy___O) June 21, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss but what a beautiful sign from above. I lost my cat in April. Here is a picture from the day she crossed the rainbow bridge. I can’t remember the last time I saw a rainbow here. pic.twitter.com/PhcyJfjhfr
— Leah Lyman (@leah_lyman) June 21, 2020
when my baby died, a day after he was gone i was sleeping it was around 2am i felt sommt jump in my bed and curl up right next me i wasnt scared i was happy and i know it was him lettin me know that he was always gonna be with me i had him for 13 years and i miss him everyday
— S3rg10 (@serchez7) June 21, 2020
I was never one for believing in signs but my dog developed cataracts the day before she went to sleep, completely blind according to vets, she came in the room and this was the last photo I got with her. Blind my arse ❤️ RIP to our pooches pic.twitter.com/0azpAMmmit
— Illacam (@CamToTheK) June 21, 2020
When my Daley passed away at only 5 it was the day before my Dads funeral, I looked up that night and saw the brightest shooting star 🌠 I have ever seen x That picture is so beautiful and amazing x
— sally bowes (@SalBowes) June 21, 2020
Omg sis im so sorry for your loss! After we had to put down my Hunni we had to go back to our family restaurant and my mom and I were sitting outside crying & before when we had to put her down I whispered in her ear “please look down on me when you’re up in heaven” then saw this pic.twitter.com/dZOrOk30z1
— Regina Phalange 🧡 (@ghazelghh) June 22, 2020