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Good Samaritan finds and returns 12-week-old puppy stolen from family's front yard

Good Samaritan finds and returns 12-week-old puppy stolen from family's front yard. (NBC News)

It's the kind of happy ending a 6-year-old would dream about, but it actually became reality for Zakk Neidhart.

On Easter Sunday, Zakk and his father, Matt, were playing with his 12-week-old German Shepherd puppy, Odin, in the yard of their Spokane home. They were getting ready to take him on a walk, so they ran inside to grab a leash.

Matt still can't believe it happened. A neighbor told him that he saw a man carrying and running off with Odin. When Matt and Zakk went to look for him, Odin was nowhere to be found.

"It took a couple of hours, and he started kind of realizing he was gone and he was crying all night," Matt says.

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