Emiliano Sala's sister Romina Sala shared this image on Facebook of the 28-year-old footballer's dog quietly waiting for her master to come back home weeks after his disappearance.
“Nala is waiting for you, too …” she captioned the heart-wrenching image.
Emiliano shared a deep relationship with his dog who was one of the primary reasons for the Cardiff striker to return to France before leaving for his new English Premier League club in order to complete the paperwork to take Nala along with him to Wales where she could live with him.
During his time with the French team, Nantes FC, Sala reportedly lived alone and had adopted Nala soon after he joined the Ligue 1 team back in 2015.
A couple of days ago, a private underwater search party finally found the wreckage of the plane in which the striker was travelling surrounding a body which is yet to be confirmed as that of Emiliano Sala himself. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is trying to recover the body out of the wreckage.
However due to the strong tidal conditions in the area, a manual salvage operation is impossible to carry out and the AAIB are instead taking the help of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the process.
"There's a much greater chance they (the Sala family) will get answers if (the plane is) recovered," said shipwreck hunter David Mearns as reported by BBC. "It's going to take a long time for them to come to terms with the loss,” added the expert.
Sala's new EPL team, Cardiff City FC played their first home game on 2nd February against Bournemouth, which they won 2-0. After the match was over, manager Neil Warnock entered the field to thank the audience who continued to cheer for the team.
Warnock was trying to hold back his tears while paying his gratitude to the fans.