If you needed a reason to smile today, Miracle the dog is it. After surviving for three and a half weeks trapped under rubble in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the resilient dog was saved by Florida's Big Dog Ranch Rescue, an organization dedicated to helping dogs in Miracle's condition, according to Today. Having not eaten for nearly a month, Miracle was severely anemic, and the muscles in his hind legs didn't work anymore, but that didn't stop him from making a full recovery and finding his forever home.
Following his rescue, over 10,000 applications to adopt Miracle were sent in — including one from a reality TV show — but only one family was lucky enough to call the rescue dog theirs. Clark and Briana Beaty and their three young daughters also lost a home in the Bahamas during Hurricane Dorian, making them the perfect fit for Miracle. "We hope he likes playing dress up and snuggling and walks and being spoiled," Briana said. Rescuing a dog can be difficult under the best circumstances, but the Beaty family looks more than ready to welcome the brave dog in as the sixth member of the family.
Since being rescued, Miracle has doubled his body weight and continues to improve with each passing day. "[His story is] hope for the people that have been through so much over there knowing that miracles do happen," Lauree Simmons, the coordinator of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, told Today. Watch the full video here to see Miracle regain his strength and settle into his new home.