In some sweet news to send you off into your long weekends, NSW Police officers have reunited a homeless man with his beloved pet rat, after she was taken from their spot last week.

Officers from the Sydney City Police Area Command reunited the pair this afternoon.

“Just after 2pm on Saturday 6 April 2019, a homeless man left his pet rat ‘Lucy’ on a milk crate on Pitt Street while he used a nearby bathroom,” NSW Police shared on Facebook. 

“A woman, who walked past and saw Lucy alone, believed she had been abandoned, so took her home and cared for her.”

In a video of the reunion, Chris immediately recognises his lil’ furry friend.

“Yep, that’s her,” The Pitt Street local told police. “That’s her. She’s got the blind eye, that’s her. She remembers me, kiss, kiss,” he said.

“Thank you, sorry to put you all through this trouble looking for her,” he added.

Great news!Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command have reunited a homeless man and his pet rat today, after she went missing last week.Just after 2pm on Saturday 6 April 2019, a homeless man left his pet rat 'Lucy' on a milkcrate on Pitt Street while he used a nearby bathroom.A woman, who walked past and saw Lucy alone, believed she had been abandoned, so took her home and cared for her.Thanks to all our Facebook followers, Lucy was safely retrieved today and returned to her owner.

Posted by NSW Police Force on Wednesday, 17 April 2019

NSW Police also shared some extra photos from the reunion.

Some extra photos of ‘Lucy’ the rat being reunited with her owner today, cong-rats to the work of Sydney City Police Area Command. ???? Rats all folks! Have a wonderful Easter long weekend.

Posted by NSW Police Force on Thursday, 18 April 2019

The wider public first became aware of Lucy’s disappearance after photos of Chris with signs about his missing friend spread across social media.

“My pet rat Lucy was stolen on Saturday. Lucy is black and white with a bit of brown,” Chris had written.

Lucy is HOME ????Thank you to everyone for all your help & supportNSW Police…

Posted by Alyson Pearce on Monday, 8 April 2019

Happy Easter, friends.

Source: Daily Telegraph
Image: NSW Police