By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

He Has The Loveliest Smile You’ll Ever See… And The Saddest Story You’ll Ever Hear.

There's something about Chester's face that is simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking. In spite of the fact that this is one of the cutest pups we've ever seen, he has been searching for his forever home for over six years.

Unfortunately, Chester is a pit bull, a breed that has gotten a bad reputation over the years. In fact, pit bulls are the most common dogs found in animal shelters, many of them eventually being put down when the shelter can no longer house them.

In an effort to keep Chester from becoming a statistic, his shelter has released these photos, including one with this sign. The image has gone viral, and we're hoping that this is what it will take to get this sweet boy into the loving home that he deserves.

UPDATE: Chester has been adopted by this wonderful loving family.

Visit Chester's Facebook page for information on adopting dogs like him that need forever homes.

Next, see 26 photos of adorable pit bulls.