In a small town in Minnesota there lives a dog named Bruno. Bruno has been a wanderer since he was a pup, which is how he met his family. They tried to keep him from wandering off, but stopped chaining him up when they saw how much he hated it. He found the highway and wandered 2 miles to town to meet the locals. He’s been making this daily commute for over a decade:
The master even got used to the town’s newcomers calling and claiming they’d found his dog. He also got used to the confusion at the other end of the line when he’d tell the good samaritans to let go of his dog since Bruno is perfectly capable of walking back by himself. During the years Longville’s residents have grown accustomed to seeing Bruno walking around. He usually visits the city hall, the library, the ice cream shop, several offices and grocery stores, where workers greet him with meat scraps. Actually, people love Bruno so much, they named him the town’s dog and ambassador and even gave him a carved wooden statue!
Bruno seems like a real character, and it’s incredible that one dog can take it upon himself to make friends with a whole town, without any prompting. We think the best part of this story is that his family has no idea all the friends he has. They’ll take him for a ride and people they have never met will call out to him.