World War II veteran reunited with his “best friend” after she was stolen from his front yard

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DOWNEY, Calif. — A World War II veteran had a happy reunion over the weekend.

According to KTLA, Roger LeClair, 93, was reunited with his one and a half pound teacup Chihuahua, Lola, on Saturday.

KTLA reports that a neighborhood boy told them a woman in a red car drove up and snatched Lola from LeClair’s front yard on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

LeClair posted signs around the neighborhood and offered a reward for Lola’s return.

The WWII veteran told KTLA he got a call from a woman who said she was at her son’s old school when she noticed the Chihuahua at a nearby dog park. The woman added that she had been searching for Lola’s owner, when one of her friends pointed out that she matched the dog they had seen in the news. That led to Saturday’s reunion.

LeClair told KTLA he was able to stay positive while Lola was missing by looking at her photo.

“For the last week and a half, day and night, I go to bed thinking about her, I wake up a time or two at night thinking about her. I guess you call it grieving,” LeClair told KTLA.