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Flight Attendant Adopts Street Dog Who Waited Outside Her Hotel For Months

A dog in Argentina captured the heart of a German flight attendant by essentially stalking her every time she came to town.

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"This dog would not take no for an answer." Via Olivia Sievers/Facebook
Stephanie Brown

When you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you just know. And then you follow them around with puppy dog eyes until they know it, too.

Well, at least that’s how it worked for one dog in Argentina.

The street dog knew he’d found the one when he met a German flight attendant, and then he followed her around like a love sick puppy dog every chance he got until he finally won her heart.

Olivia Sievers first crossed paths with the dog, whom she named Rubio, earlier this year while in Buenos Aires for work. She saw him on the street near her hotel and showed him kindness, giving him food and attention. After that, Rubio was in love — whether Sievers liked it or not.

Olivia Sievers/Facebook

Via Olivia Sievers/Facebook

“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.”

Whenever Sievers returned to the hotel, Rubio would be waiting. If he had opposable thumbs, Rubio totally would’ve held up a boom box in front of Sievers’ hotel a la John Cusack in “Say Anything.”

“He was really happy that somebody gave him attention,” Sievers told Noticiero Trece. “This dog really wants a friend and attention.”

Via Olivia Sievers/Facebook

Via Olivia Sievers/Facebook

Finally, after about 6 months, Sievers gave in and adopted the love-struck canine. On Friday, she flew Rubio to Germany to live with her.

Olivia Seivers/Facebook

Via Olivia Sievers/Facebook

We guess persistence really does pay off!

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  • what a wonderful story . what a great rescue. so happy for rubio. he has a forever home . lucky dog!

    EMY FUNKE September 14, 2016 1:14 am Reply
    • I so love this story! Much happiness to you both!! Rubio was meant to be with you and he knew it. Wish I could post a pic of my Sally here. She looked just like Rubio. I lost her last year. 🙁 God Bless.

      Rose September 14, 2016 11:14 am Reply
  • Thank you Olivia, you are an amazing human. What a wonderful ending for your beautiful Rubio, have a great life together.

    Romola Newport September 14, 2016 1:16 am Reply
  • Bless you for giving this wonderful dog his forever home! I hope you both are happy together for a very long time!

    Toni September 14, 2016 1:16 am Reply
  • Wow What a great and happy story. What a wonderful woman and am so glad the former street dog now has a wonderful loving caring owner now for life.

    Laurielynne September 14, 2016 1:22 am Reply
    • Blessings to this beautiful fella and his new ‘paw-parent’!! I wish them many happy and loving years together. This is a beautiful story.

      Jacqueline September 14, 2016 6:13 am Reply
  • mon dieu quelle belle histoire d amour entre ce chie et vous il savait que vous etiez la personne faite pour lui et pour que vous viviez une belle aventure ensemble je vous souhaite beaucoup de belle aventures ensemble et que votre amitié dure le plus longtemps possible

    mauricette bigard September 14, 2016 1:26 am Reply
  • Olivia, you are an angel!!!!!

    heather haines September 14, 2016 1:45 am Reply
  • This is such a wonderful story. Thank you Olivia first for your kindness you showed to beautiful Rubio and then secondly opening up your heart and giving him a forever home, you are truly one amazing human.

    A wonderful ending for your beautiful Rubio, wishing you both a wonderful happy life together.

    Cindy September 14, 2016 1:59 am Reply
  • Thank you for being so loving and kind to him. He will be your best companion ,always there for you. God Bless you both .It was a wonderful story it did my heart good.

    Elaine Carl September 14, 2016 2:25 am Reply
  • Olivia, you have found a devoted and loving friend for life. God Bless You both with many happy years together! Rubio is beautiful. I would have done the same thing. You are a wonderful human being.

    Sheila Miller September 14, 2016 2:28 am Reply
  • Thank you for giving this Handsome boy a Forever Loving Home !! God Bless you,for your Kind,Loving,Heart !! Yes,Dog’s Pick US,and he Picked You !!!! Happy Ending,Happy Life !!! 🙂 🙂

    Trina Hawkins September 14, 2016 2:56 am Reply
  • Olivia, you are a wonderful person! Thank you for giving Rubio food and love when he needed it most! I hope you both have a very happy life together. It was meant to be

    Shirley Overmiller September 14, 2016 3:03 am Reply
  • ….as time goes, he will become such a part of you that you will wonder how you could have ever lived without him…he’s a gift that was sent…and bless you dear that you accepted that gift. Happiness and love for the two of you always 🙂 :o)

    MARIE BINETTI September 14, 2016 3:26 am Reply
  • It’s a wonderful story, and keeps hope alive for mankind to have a heart for animals?

    Tammy Nogles September 14, 2016 3:50 am Reply
  • Thank you for being such a good person and loving him as he loves you

    carolyn September 14, 2016 3:55 am Reply
  • What a great story with a happy ending.You are a great person and Rubio figured it out. I hope you I hope you have a long and happy life together.

    Jan September 14, 2016 4:08 am Reply
  • Thank you thank you for taking this worthy dog into your heart and home. May your both be blessed with many happy years ahead.

    dorothy reiners September 14, 2016 4:10 am Reply
  • Beautiful story, thank you for sharing

    Diana September 14, 2016 4:22 am Reply
  • Olivia, you are a wonderful, kind, caring, compassionate person. Thank you so much for giving this beautiful dog a home. Rubio is very fortunate. I wish every dog and cat could have this kind of happy ending. Years ago, I brought home a little dog that was wandering the streets of New Orleans. She was starving and covered with fleas. She got a plane trip back to NH and I had the pleasure of her company for 17 years. I still miss her every day.

    Diane September 14, 2016 4:35 am Reply
  • Have a wonderful life together it was meant to be.❤️❤️?????

    Linda September 14, 2016 4:36 am Reply
  • You can see how happy he is now, thank you for making this dog whole

    Nena September 14, 2016 4:39 am Reply
  • So glad she took him in, what a sweet dog! Just loved her!

    Stephanie September 14, 2016 4:50 am Reply
  • What a great story for a change! The bond between humans & dogs is very special. Thank you for rescuing this gorgeous pup, I wish you many years of happiness & unconditional love!

    Catherine September 14, 2016 5:55 am Reply
  • Rubio found a kind heart and never forgot it. He wanted to be Olivia’s dog and that was it. I wish both of them a happy life together.

    Anita September 14, 2016 5:58 am Reply
  • This story makes my heart go pitter patter. Animals love, they feel pain and they long for companionship just like humans. Thank you Olivia for finding a place in your heart for this precious dog. May God bless you both. ❤️❤️

    Kimberly McGuire September 14, 2016 6:13 am Reply
  • So glad you rescued Rubio, Olivia. Hoping you have a great adventure ahead of you.

    Judi September 14, 2016 6:26 am Reply
  • Love this story! A devoted dog has found his forever home!

    Linda September 14, 2016 6:32 am Reply
  • Persistence pays off! Ich bin mir sicher dass Rubio weiss, was fuer ein Glueck er hat.

    Anita September 14, 2016 6:34 am Reply
  • Unconditional LOVE…the best kind of LOVE to have. Gods blessings to them both!!!!

    Darleen Hammer September 14, 2016 6:51 am Reply
  • Thank goodness there are people like Olivia! A story like this makes me think that there is still little hope for mankind.

    Rita U. September 14, 2016 6:53 am Reply
  • Great story l have met people who have gone on vacation met a dog and brought them back. Luv at first sight. So sad that so many animals live sad lonely lives when they are social animals.

    Lynn September 14, 2016 7:01 am Reply
  • Wonderful Story. Another happy and loving ending for a poor street dog.
    Thanks so much for taking him in and loving him. We need more people
    in this world to care like you do.

    Carol September 14, 2016 7:05 am Reply
  • Olivia, thank you. You have done a very honorable thing and you will be rewarded many many times.

    Mary Massey September 14, 2016 7:11 am Reply
  • What a wonderful story! God bless Olivia for rescuing this beautiful pup! I wish you both long, happy, healthy lives together!

    J. David Scott September 14, 2016 7:11 am Reply
  • What a happy ending for two very lucky people. Know you will never be sorry either of you. God Bless you both.

    Beverly September 14, 2016 7:12 am Reply
  • Thank you Olivia!!!!

    BARBARA September 14, 2016 7:25 am Reply
  • Beautiful person, beautiful dog, beautiful story!! Rubio is so in love❤️. Wishing you many happy years together‼️

    Jackie September 14, 2016 7:33 am Reply
  • So heartwarming. Rubio knew he was meant to be with Olivia. How wonderful that Olivia is giving him a happy and loving home. Congratulations to them both.

    Irene September 14, 2016 8:13 am Reply
  • Bless you for your compassion and humanitarianism. Olivia Sievers the world is a better place with you in it.

    Brian L Gottejman September 14, 2016 8:21 am Reply
  • I am very happy on reading this. May the Lord bless Olivia and Rubio with long-lasting happy togetherness-in this world and the next.

    Rashmi September 14, 2016 8:32 am Reply
  • May God bless them with happy long-lasting togetherness,forever.

    Rashmi September 14, 2016 8:33 am Reply
  • I think you are just wonderful for opening your heart to this handsom boy….thank you for giving him a new life and my God bless both of you

    Kathleen Anderson September 14, 2016 8:48 am Reply
  • I think you are just wonderful for opening your heart and home to this handsom boy…….Thank you for being so kind, may God bless both of you.

    Kathleen Anderson September 14, 2016 8:51 am Reply
  • Rubio is blessed by you, Olivia. And, as your heart knows, you have been blessed by Rubio. Be well

    Lucinda September 14, 2016 8:52 am Reply
  • Thank You Olivia! Your a wonderful person. Hope you both have a wonderful life together. Love to you both!!

    Morton September 14, 2016 9:11 am Reply
  • Incredibly kind and loving person you are, Olivia. Your new friend knew how kind your heart is. We need more people like you on this earth. Bless you both!

    Karen September 14, 2016 9:26 am Reply
  • What a beautiful story. Thank you Olivia for being a wonderful human being and giving Rubio a forever home. God bless you both!!!!!

    Von September 14, 2016 9:50 am Reply
  • Look at that happy smile!! Such a heartwarming story with a fabulously happy ending. Thank you Olivia for following your heart and giving Rubio a loving forever home. You are amazing. Much happiness and love to you both!

    Claudia September 14, 2016 10:39 am Reply
  • Just goes to show ya! Persistence beats resistance! This is such a heart warmer story, may you both live happily eve after!

    Mary Armenteros September 14, 2016 11:23 am Reply
  • Thanks for sharing a wonderful and awe inspiring story but most of all thanks for being such a compassionate and caring human being to a poor innocent animal that needed you. We can all change this crazy and cruel world one animal and one person at a time.


    O Olon September 14, 2016 12:12 pm Reply
  • Beautiful — Olivia, you did the right thing — at this moment, I’m giggling, smiling — this wonderful dog is too smart and lovable — I’m thrilled you took him in — great decision — thank you.

    MS September 14, 2016 1:35 pm Reply
  • What a wonderful story. Olivia you are an angel. Thank you for adopting Rubio. You have a great heart. Wishing the two of you long happy lives.

    Lisbeth September 14, 2016 2:38 pm Reply
  • I am happy to know there are still people out there with a good heart. You make me proud to be
    human! Thank you for restoring my faith in people. I’ve always had faith in dogs.

    Nora September 14, 2016 2:54 pm Reply
  • Thank you so much for taking this sweet dog into your home.??

    Barbara. Hanson September 14, 2016 2:59 pm Reply
  • God Bless her for taking him home with her. Love all animals Wish we could find forever homes for all stray dogs and cats Beautiful story

    Phyllis September 14, 2016 3:07 pm Reply
  • I’m so glad there are angels like Olivia in this world. Rubio knew she was his angel and he loves her so much. I loved seeing him just rolling in the grass—he’s found his forever home. God bless you both. Have a wonderful life.

    Helen Smith September 14, 2016 3:44 pm Reply
  • Thank You so much for giving him a true life. He will reward you daily.

    Jo Ann Freeman September 14, 2016 5:14 pm Reply
  • Olivia….you are my hero!

    Christine Rodriguez September 14, 2016 5:43 pm Reply
  • What a wonderful story. Olivia , so glad you did the right thing. This puppy loved you from first sight . I don’t think he would have made it if you ignored him. So glad he is now home with you , a friend for life.

    Ron Tamoschat September 14, 2016 6:43 pm Reply
  • WONDERFUL STORY………why would anyone abandon such sweetness and love as given by Rubio. Olivia is an angel.

    MARIA September 14, 2016 7:33 pm Reply
  • Rubio is cute and smart he has a home God bless you Olivia and Rubio.

    Marsha September 14, 2016 7:59 pm Reply
  • Every dog deserves a forever home….thank you for giving Rubio his!!!

    Sherrie September 16, 2016 11:12 am Reply

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