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A tale of dogged love that won a flight attendant's heart

Most flight attendants have a tale to tell of long-distance relationships, but this one has a happy ending that's enchanted legions of social media users worldwide.

It all began in February, when Lufthansa employee Olivia Sievers flew to Argentina and encountered a stray dog outside her hotel.

Each time she visited Buenos Aires he would be waiting for her, eager for walks and treats.

Sievers said Friday that her four-legged fan was probably "looking for a human friend."

His dogged persistence paid off last month and Sievers flew the dog — now named Rubio, Spanish for blond — home to Germany.

The long-time animal rights activist say she's overwhelmed by the online response to her story and hopes it will encourage others to consider adopting dogs from sanctuaries.