When her beloved Jack Russell terrier Sunny died at age 14 last Saturday, Lucy Ledgeway thought she would never see her face again.
But the sad owner was surprised to see Sunny’s unmistakable features in a cloud just hours later.
The distraught Miss Ledgeway, 19, came out to clear her head when she looked up and saw the face of her beloved dog.
She said, ‘It was very weird. I was thinking to myself that I wanted to see Sunny in the sky as a sign that she was okay.
“I was crying and I looked up at the sky and saw Sunny.”
“I quickly took a picture before the clouds moved and sent the picture to my mother, who also thought the picture looked exactly like Sunny. It really is crazy.”
The York teenager shared the image and a photo of Sunny on social media where she received more than 100,000 likes.
Saturday was the day of the wedding anniversary of Miss Ledgeway’s parents. Her father was taking Sunny to the vet, but the dog suffered a seizure and died in his arms.
With the family saddened by the loss of their pet, Ledgeway’s boyfriend took her for a car ride to clear her head.
The couple was passing a place where Sunny used to walk when they saw her face in the clouds.
Ledgeway said: “After seeing Sunny in the sky I felt a warmth. It was her way of telling us that she is okay.”
Scientists say we see faces in clouds and objects because the human brain is equipped to detect faces from birth, while others say it’s because brains like to assign meaning to random images.