In a heartwarming tale of puppy love, a German flight attendant has adopted a stray dog who became devoted to her when she was kind to him in Argentina. Olivia Sievers came across the dog she named Rubio earlier this year while she was walking around Buenos Aires near her hotel. She stopped to play with him and gave him some food, and that small act of kindness sparked a devotion in Rubio that would melt even the hardest heart.
Rubio followed her back to her hotel after that and slept outside its doors every evening. This warmth and affection was something Rubio didn’t forget, and he decided to do whatever it took to make Olivia his new owner. Olivia gave him an airline blanket to keep him warm at night, and every time she returned to Buenos Aires for work over the next six months, the devoted dog would be there waiting for her outside the hotel.
Olivia explained: “I tried to change my way because I didn’t want him to follow me back to the hotel, but it was not possible. He always came back and followed me. I tried one hour, but he always watched me and followed me. He was really happy that somebody gave him attention.”
The kind-hearted flight attendant made arrangements with a rescue group to place Rubio with a loving family, but he ran away and resumed his loyal wait outside the hotel for the woman he had fallen in love with.
When it was time for Olivia to board a flight back to Germany, she assumed she had seen the last of Rubio, but he wasn’t going to forget her any time soon. Six months later, her job brought her back to Buenos Aires, and she was stunned to find Rubio waiting outside her hotel again!
At that point Olivia decided to reward Rubio’s unwavering loyalty by adopting him, and she took him home with her to Germany last week.
Rubio flew to Frankfurt and was processed through the Lufthansa Animal Lounge. The photos Olivia has shared since he arrived show the former street dog visiting a lake, going for walks with her other dogs and loving the new life and second chance that he has been given.