A tortoise was discovered alive 30 years after it vanished… right in the family’s home!

Manuela was a pet turtle owned by the Almeida family of Rio de Janeiro in the 1980s. They adored the pet and treated her as if she were a child. However, the tortoise went missing one day.

In their home, the family was undergoing some renovations. The employees accidentally opened the door, and the tortoise was never seen again. The turtle lacked a microchip, so the family searched everywhere for it, but no traces were found.

The patriarch of the family, Leonel Almeida, died in 2013. His daughters returned to the house where they grew up to clean out his belongings. Manuella was discovered in one of the crates during these cleanings.

They couldn’t believe what they were seeing. How could this happen after so many years? But if you never stop believing, miracles will happen and you will be amazed.