The Daily Cheer is dedicated to cheering on and cheering up. Every once in a while we come across a story which at first glance may not score highly on the Daily Cheerometer, but because it leaves us with such a warm fuzzy feeling we just have to share it with our readers. So reader beware: the story about a dog called Capitan in Argentina is a humdinger. Capitan was around four years old when he was bought by a Mr Miguel Guzman for his son Damian. Sadly in 2006, Mr Guzman passed away in Villa Carlos Paz, near Cordoba, Argentina’s second city and it was not long after that the black Alsatian disappeared. The family presumed he had either been killed or had found a new home, but several months later they found out their pet was alive and well. For remarkably, while visiting the cemetery where Mr Guzman was buried, they spotted Capitan. According to the cemetery staff who regularly fed him, the dog had been sleeping by his master’s grave every night for the past 11 years. In an interview with Argentina’s Cordoba newspaper six years ago, Mr Guzman’s widow Veronica said: ‘We searched for him but he had vanished. We thought he must have got run over and died…we went to the cemetery and Damian recognised his pet. Capitan came up to us, barking and wailing, as if he were crying.’ How Capitan found Mr Guzman’s grave remains a mystery, as the cemetery is a long way from where the family live and what’s more he never accompanied them when they went to pay their respects. Ms Guzman continued: ‘We went back the next Sunday, and he was there again. This time, he followed us home and spent a bit of time with us, but then went back to the cemetery before it started getting dark. I don’t think he wanted to leave Miguel on his own at night.’ The cemetery’s director Hector Baccega added: ‘He turned up here one day, all on his own, and started wandering all around the cemetery until he eventually found the tomb of his master. During the day he sometimes has a walk around the cemetery, but always rushes back to the grave. And every day, at six o’clock sharp, he lies down on top of the grave stays there all night.’ The family tried to bring their old pet back home on several occasions, but each time Capitan would head straight back to Mr Guzman’s grave, where he remained until he himself recently passed away. Master and dog reunited at last.