Sweet-Pea the Chihuahua, who went missing over five years ago, is now back home with her loving family in Southern California after a surprise, heartwarming reunion, which was captured on video.

No one knows how Sweet-Pea spent her time during her extended hiatus, but she appeared healthy and well-fed when the Inland Valley Humane Society discovered her. They contacted her long, lost guardian, Ursula Lopez, via information on Sweet-Pea’s microchip. She was found in Covina, just 30 miles away from the Compton home that she disappeared from in 2015.

Lopez told NBC Los Angeles that her furry friend’s return meant the world to her, and that she’s glad Sweet-Pea is okay. Lopez “always prayed and wondered where she was, what happened to her,” adding that “it was obvious that somebody had her and was taking care of her.”

Lady Freethinker is thrilled that Sweet-Pea finally made her way back into the loving arms of her guardian.

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