There is a magical love bond between Valeria Navarro and her dog, Harley. It may be invisible, transcending both time and space – but to the big heart and sharp nose of the darling pup, it all makes up scents.
And there’s a touching video to prove it.
Navarro first met Harley six years ago when he was adopted by his family. For her, it was love at first sight. And the feeling was mutual. From that moment, the couple was inseparable.
“He’s the love of my life,” Navarro told The Dodo. “We have such a connection. He is literally the thing I love the most in the world.
But due to life circumstances, Navarro and Harley were forced to spend time apart.
For the past six months, Navarro had been living abroad in hopes of finding work ahead of a possible move with Harley. Although at that time he never left his heart. And she never left him.
When Navarro finally returned home, she decided to surprise Harley at a local park. She sat there on a bench, her back to him, to see if her best friend would recognize her by smell.
And what happened next left no doubt:
It only took one puff.
“He recognized me! I was so happy. My heart exploded,” Navarro said. “He was so excited. It was amazing.”
Here’s that moment again, this time from Navarro’s perspective:
In a world full of scents, a scent reigns supreme in Harley’s heart.
The smell of his best friend.
For now, Navarro has decided to put his plans to move overseas with Harley on hold. But to be back in her loving presence, Navarro reminds herself that this is exactly where she is meant to be.
“We are like kindred spirits,” she said. “When we’re together, we both feel better.”