The story could end there, with Madison getting the bad news that her friend was gone forever.
But Gayhart and three other employees went to the landfill and started digging, WPMI reported. Against all odds, they found him.
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Gayheart then took the bunny home and washed him three times, so he could be returned to Madison, WPMI reported.
"These guys did not tell me they were going to the dump. I did not ask them to do that either," Rachal told WKRG.
Rachal said that the bunny still has a smell, but Madison doesn’t care. She hasn’t let go of him and says he smells fine.
Rachal says she will call Publix corporate offices to tell them what the employees did for her family, WPMI reported.
"Such kindness and above and beyond for their customers, community. Awesome people deserve to be recognized," she told WKRG.