The internet banded together to find a homeless man’s lost pet rat. It worked.

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Good news, everyone: The homeless man whose pet rat was stolen has been reunited with his beloved fur baby!

Chris and Lucy are inseparable. The pair are often spotted around Sydney, Australia — while Chris chats with passerby, Lucy snacks on vegetables and naps. But on Apr. 6, Chris left Lucy on a milk crate while he used a nearby restroom. When he returned, Lucy was gone. 

A heartbreaking photo of a devastated Chris sitting on the street without Lucy was posted across social media. 

“My pet rat Lucy was stolen on Saturday,” his sign read. “Lucy is black and white with a bite of brown.” 

In a screenshot of an anonymous Facebook post posted to the subreddit r/trashy, a passerby said they were “genuinely distressed” to see Chris without Lucy.  Read more…

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