KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A young couple from south Kansas City was reunited with their lost dog Thursday morning thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger.
Last Thursday, Jordan Schoffstall and Cassie Wiggs came home to find their house ransacked. Their backdoor was still open, their electronics were stolen and their 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Heidi, was missing.
"At first it was just panic and stress," Schoffstall said. "As we kind of came to terms with what was going on, we figured she's got to be out there. Someone's got to have her and is taking care of her, and we'll get her back."
Lucky for them, that's exactly what was happening down the street at the home of Matthew McClain.
"A few days ago, I saw a Golden Retriever hanging out around my property and was playing with my dogs," McClain said. "She was a little skiddish at first."
It took two days of treats before Heidi would let McClain pet her.
"Last night after it started raining and storming really bad, she was on my front porch just howling," McClain said. "I couldn't let her stay outside, so I brought her in and cleaned her up."
He even let Heidi sleep in his bed for the night. And Thursday morning he brought her in Wayside Waifs for a special reunion.
"To have a neighbor in you community that close by that is willing to help out like that and bring her in and do that right thing, it means a lot to us," Schoffstall said.