Olivia Sievers is a flight attendant who lives in Germany but frequently travels to Argentina for work. It was on one of these trips that Sievers met the dog who was destined to become her new best friend.
According to The Dodo, it began earlier this year. Sievers was staying in a hotel in Buenos Aires when she came across a friendly, stray dog. The dog had a reputation for wandering around the neighborhood, so Sievers decided to take a moment to spend time with him. She offered the dog food, and they played for a time. But when Sievers attempted to leave the dog behind and go about her business, the dog had other plans. He refused to leave her side.
“I tried to change my way because I didn’t want that he follow me back to the hotel,” she told Noticiero Trece. “But it was not possible. He always came back and followed me. I tried one hour, but he always watched me and followed me. He was really happy that somebody gave him attention.”
The street dog continued to follow Sievers and even waited outside the hotel for her. According to the Huffington Post, it was cold that time of year in Buenos Aires, but the devoted dog continued to wait outside the hotel’s front doors. Taking pity on him, Sievers came down to the front of the hotel and gave the dog an airline blanket so he could keep warm in the cold weather. She decided to call him Rubio.
The next day, Sievers left Argentina to return to Germany. According to the Telegraph, Sievers thought she would never see Rubio again.
Shortly after this first visit, Sievers returned to Argentina for her work. There, she found a surprise waiting for her outside of the same hotel: Rubio. The pair greeted each other, but Sievers continued her business as usual, and returned to Germany at the end of the trip, leaving Rubio behind.
But work continued to bring Sievers to Buenos Aires. And Rubio was waiting outside of the hotel for her every single time. He had not forgotten the kindness she showed him, and he was devoted to Sievers completely.
On one occasion, Sievers contacted a rescue organization about Rubio. She hoped that he could be adopted into a loving family, but Rubio had other plans. According to the Telegraph, the dog ran away from his adopted family and was waiting for Sievers at the hotel the next time she came to Argentina. It was as though he knew who his true family was.
That sealed the deal. Sievers decided to adopt Rubio.
After filling out all the necessary paperwork, Sievers was able to transport Rubio from Argentina to her home in Germany. This past Friday, Rubio flew on a plane to meet Sievers.
After six months of waiting patiently outside of the hotel, Rubio was finally in his new home. It was a home he always knew he was destined for.