It’s amazing the good things that can happen when a community pulls together.
Last week I followed a story on social media that attracted so much attention I was truly moved to discover the love and camaraderie from people all over who helped to find a missing young cocker spaniel called Maddie.
It all started on Sunday, when Catherine Edwards’ daughter Cara took Maddie the spaniel for a walk in Llangennech rugby fields.
Poor Maddie was attacked by another dog and ran away for her own safety, and so started her great adventure.
The family were desperate to find her and Cath’s son Josh gathered up his rugby mates from Llangennech and joined her husband Nigel in the hunt for missing Maddie.
She was spotted by builders in Pontarddulais, then on the Fforest Road and even the owners of the Fforest Post Office joined in the hunt.
There were more sightings in Llangennech and even an offer of searching for Maddie with a drone.
The RSPCA team at Llys Nini Animal Centre reported 47,000 people following Maddie’s story on their website.
For three nights, Maddie was still missing.
By chance, as Nigel parked up to search for her on Day Four, out of the hedge popped Maddie, a little worse for wear but very pleased to be reunited with her family. I love a story with a happy ending.