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Homeless man reunited with his dog

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A homeless man and his missing dog have been reunited.

Two weeks ago, "Handover" disappeared. James Bryant said the dog was the only thing he had in his life, and it wasn't a metaphor -- the pair lived on the streets, just the two of them.

A couple said they have been keeping Handover and taking care of him. They saw a flier posted around the Hudson area of Pasco County and realized they had the dog in the photo.

That led them back to Bryant Wednesday evening. They didn't accept the reward offered by a community Facebook movement to help find Handover.

LINK:
Help find Handover Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindHandover

The dog disappeared in the middle of the night while Bryant slept.

"I fell to my knees and started crying like a baby. Of course I'd been bawling for two weeks. Every morning, I'd get up and he's not here. It's like losing one of your kids," he said.

We're told all of the attention from this story has helped Bryant take steps to get off the streets. He told us his late wife gave him Handover before she died of cancer. She wanted the dog to keep him company.

The first thing Bryant did was have a microchip installed at the vet's office. The doctor says Handover is in perfect health.

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