One of the hardest parts of owning a pet is knowing that one day they will pass on. While the joy they leave behind far outweighs anything that death could take, it doesn’t make the moment any less painful. We love our pets as part of the family and grieve them as much. When these unfortunate tragedies happen, we often look for a sign, maybe not even knowing what the sign really means.
When Lucy Ledgeway’s dog, Sunny, passed away at 14 years old, she was heartbroken.
When Sunny passed away on June 20, 2020, it was a hard day for Lucy. Understandably, as pets passing is always an ordeal that takes some serious time to grieve and recover. Lucy is 19 and her dog had been with her for most of her life as far as she could remember.
Asking for a sign, Lucy went out for some space and fresh air.
Only hours after her dog passed, Lucy needed some air. While she was outside, she looked up and asked for a sign that Sunny was okay. In the middle of her heartbreak, she just wanted a sense of comfort that everything was going to be okay.
Soon after asking for a sign, she looked up in the sky and couldn’t believe what she saw.
my dog passed away in my dads arms this morning seconds before setting off to the vets. later in the day we went out to clear our head and i cried to my boyfriend in the seat she died in, just begging for a sign that she’s okay. this is what I was blessed with🥺🐾 pic.twitter.com/4KVPZnDYDp
— lucy (@LLedgeway) June 20, 2020
Looking into the sky, she saw her dog’s face silhouetted in the clouds, clear as day. Pulling out her phone, she got a photo of the moment and posted it in disbelief. If you look at the provided photo of the dog first, and then the clouds, you can clearly see what appears to be an outline of little Sunny’s face.
The moment was a reassuring one for the grieving girl.
You can tell that Lucy loved her dog fiercely. The little reminder she saw in the sky comforted her after her incredibly tough day. Sitting in the passenger seat where her dog died literally hours earlier, she looked up and thought “that’s my girl.”
People were astonished by the photo and others knew exactly what she was talking about!
When her boyfriend in the car with her saw the clouds, he was speechless. It was a special moment that they will value for years to come. Once people started to see the photo that she posted, the reports of this happening to others started rolling in!
From all across the world, people sent in their own pictures of their pets that had passed.
The moment was a touching moment of connection for people who may have felt a bit crazy, seeing their pets in the sky. While the possibilities of the metaphysical aren’t something that we will address here, there is a name for seeing faces in objects and around you. Known as pareidolia, it is defined as:
The tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or hearing hidden messages in music.
Our brains are looking for it.
The way our brains work can cause us to be more sensitive to things that are biologically important or emotionally important. For the case with many of these people, their emotional attachment to their pets set their brains looking for their faces. This doesn’t take away from their experience, however. It just tells us that they truly care.
Check out some other people’s examples below.
My dog past away and this is her footprint we had done.. I used to call her my little teddy bear ,I couldn't believe it when we got her foot print back 🥰 pic.twitter.com/YJzqMyD7Gg
— clare norris machen (@Clare_Louise33) June 21, 2020
Omg, the EXACT SAME THING happened to us in April when our baby passed away!
Sending your family a lot of love and comfort during this difficult time!
— Jennifer (@XOXOJenny510) June 21, 2020
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