Twitter helps find lost dog that boarded train in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Rail tweets photo of Patch, owner is found within an hour

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Lost dog reunited with owner thanks to the help of twitter. AP

DUBLIN - When Patch hopped aboard the train to Dublin, the power of Twitter reunited the dog with his master.

Irish Rail sent a "Lost dog!" tweet with a photo attachment after the Jack Russell terrier arrived with Wednesday morning commuters on a train from neighboring Kilcock, County Kildare.

By all accounts, the friendly dog had spent his hour-long journey being petted vigorously.

After more than 500 retweets in just 32 minutes, the photo found Patch's owner, Deirdre Anglin, who tweeted the state railway: "That's my dog!"

Anglin and Irish Rail posted a series of photos documenting her reunion with Patch, their return train trip, and car journey home. She said fellow train travelers kept asking her: "Is that the dog from Twitter?"

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