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MAPLE GROVE, Miss. – A man’s best friend will be home for Christmas after being ejected from a car during a car crash and disappearing for weeks.

Darrell Ahlgren’s car was hit by a semi truck in Minnesota while he and his dog were on their way home, KMSP reports.

His golden retriever, Zooey, was ejected in the crash. He saw her walking along the road as he laid injured inside his car, waiting for help to arrive. He was heartbroken when first responders couldn’t find her.

Weeks later, a neighbor finally spotted Zooey and got creative to catch her, laying out Ahlgren’s clothes and a blanket to lure the pup home.

Watch the heartwarming story below: