After making an impassioned plea to his 14,000 concertgoers on Sunday, Yo-Yo Ma has helped reunite a lost puppy with his owner.
One of the musician’s greatest mentors, conductor David Zinman, was worried that his puppy had been run over by a car, prompting the cellist to put his Massachusetts matinee concert attendees on high alert.
The lost dog — a four-month-old Cuban Havanese pup named Carlito — had vanished Sunday morning.
19-year-old Lenox, Massachusetts resident Grace Ellrodt, and her 21-year-old boyfriend, Lachlan Tobiason, who spotted the lost canine over the weekend, did not attend the concert that afternoon but heard the tragic news through concertgoers and family members.
According to the AP, Ellrodt was driving in Lenox Sunday night when she saw a lost puppy on the road, and immediately knew it was Carlito.