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Netflix viewers left sobbing after watching emotional tearjerker Dog Gone

Jess Hardiman

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Netflix viewers left sobbing after watching emotional tearjerker Dog Gone

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Netflix viewers have been left in tears after watching a new tearjerker that was recently added to the streaming site.

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Starring Johnny Berchtold, Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Nick Peine, Dog Gone is an emotional rollercoaster based on the true story of one family’s quest to find their son’s lost dog.

I know, the premise alone is enough to make you grab the tissues.

A synopsis from Netflix says: “When his beloved dog goes missing, a young man embarks on an incredible search with his parents to find him and give him life-saving medication.”

The film landed on Netflix last week. Credit: Netflix
The film landed on Netflix last week. Credit: Netflix

The flick follows Fielding, a student in his senior year at college who has just gone through a breakup and adopts a dog called Gonker to help cheer himself up.

The two become inseparable - until Fielding’s family go walking along the Appalachian Trail and their four-legged friend goes missing, with time running out before he needs his life-saving medication.

After watching the movie, which dropped on Netflix last week, many viewers have admitted they were in floods of tears watching the drama unfold.

However, the waterworks were bittersweet, as they ‘loved’ the film, urging others to see it ASAP.

One person tweeted: “Please watch Dog Gone on Netflix if you're a dog lover... I am sobbing.”

Someone else said: “I knew it was a bad idea to watch dog movies in Netflix. Last night, mark and I watched Dog Gone. The movie isn’t even halfway yet, I already started sobbing. I was crying the entire time.”

It's based on a book that details a true story. Credit: Netflix
It's based on a book that details a true story. Credit: Netflix

A third wrote: “Guys go watch Dog Gone it’s on Netflix, happy ending based on a true story it’s about a dog going missing I’m actually sobbing I love that movie so much.”

Dog Gone is actually based on Pauls Toutonghi’s 2016 book of the same name, which details the true story of a dog named Gonker.

The tale, which is billed by the publisher as 'suspenseful, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming', began back on 10 October 1998, when the real-life Gonker - a six-year-old golden retriever mix - bolts into the woods while out on the Appalachian Trail, a hiking route in America that passes through 14 states.

Fielding and his parents John and Virginia embarked on an 'epic hunt' to track their pet down, with their story becoming so big that it was not only picked up by numerous news outlets, but also, further down the line, Netflix.

Watch Dog Gone on Netflix now.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, Dog

Jess Hardiman
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