This Photo Of Emiliano Sala’s Dog Is The Saddest Thing Ever

Emiliano Sala’s sister posted to Facebook an image of his dog waiting for his return.

Emiliano Sala is gone. It’s a sad truth the football world must come to grips with, the wreckage of his crashed plane found at the bottom of the English Channel on Sunday, about two weeks after it disappeared days after his transfer from Nantes to Cardiff City

The discovery of the plane may bring some closure to his family, friends, teammates, fans and opponents, who have displayed an outpouring of love of the last two weeks.

But someone who cannot come to terms with the loss is Nala, Sala’s beautiful rescue dog.

Emiliano Sala’s sister, Romina, posted to Facebook an image of Nala waiting for her dad to return home, a heartbreaking reminder of those the Argentine footballer left behind.

Absolutely heartrending. 

The sweet girl, presumably named after Simba’s love interest in “The Lion King,” is waiting for Emiliano Sala, hoping against all odds that he will return to her in the same tradition as Hachikō, the Japanese Akita who would meet his owner at the train station every day after work, even after his owner passed away suddenly.

Anyone who has ever had a pet understands this sort of unconditional love.

We don’t really have much else to say about it, other than to go hug our pets (and loved humans), weep and maybe watch that episode of Futurama that ends in similar a fashion. And then cry some more. 

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