Man who lost all photos of pet dog grateful to find one image of it on Google Street View

An Israeli man was overjoyed when he saw his dog captured on Google Street View. He had lost all photos of his dead pet after his computer crashed. -- SCREENGRAB: GOOGLE
An Israeli man was overjoyed when he saw his dog captured on Google Street View. He had lost all photos of his dead pet after his computer crashed. -- SCREENGRAB: GOOGLE

An Israeli man who had lost all the photos of his dog which died a few years ago was ecstatic to find a photo of the pooch on Google Street View.

It is the only picture he has of his beloved dog, he told users in Reddit, as he thanked the person who introduced him to the technology.

Writing in Reddit using the name "benloar", he said: "Thank you, thank you, thank you for this.

"I have never looked at my house on street view before (strange, huh?). This was the first time. The images for Israel are a few years old, probably around five years in most cases. At the end of the video it lets you just look around freely. I look around my house, look over at my parking stop, and there he was.

"Lazying about in the sun was my plump little fat-ass of a dog, who was my favourite thing in the world until he died a few years ago. I have almost no pictures of him due to my not backing anything up and my HDD being destroyed in a power surge.

"This is now his legacy, this is now the only picture I have of him. So thank you, kind stranger, for supplying me with this wonderful piece of nostalgia. I love the Internet."

Ever since it was launched in 2007, Google's cameras have captured images all over the world, even venturing underwater.

It has captured some awesome candid images of animals such as:

1. Monkeys in Japan taking a dip in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Monkey Park

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2. Elephants drinking in Botswana

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3. "Penguin" taking a ride in a penny farthing in Perth Australia

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4. A sea lion posing for the Street View camera in the Galapagos

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5. The Street View camera is pulled by dogs in a sled in Quebec, Canada

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6. Spot the cat in this photo, taken in New York

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7. Too many sheep in Lowther, England

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8. A bird with lunch in its beak in Brighton, England

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9. Manta ray at Great Barrier Reef

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10. Pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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Sources: Google Maps, Streetviewfun.com, Google Sightseeing, Metro.co.uk

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