It's hard to believe that the holidays are literally just around the corner, which means it's the best time of year to reunite with your loved ones and play catchup and of course -- buy them gifts. My favorite person to shop for? Pets. I mean, come on, are doggie sweaters not the cutest items on the planet?! One lucky dog, Odie, didn't need a real present on Christmas. All he needed was his dad back from a long deployment. In a video gone viral from Christmas 2011, Odie literally freaks out at the sight of his owner coming back from a long trip away from home with the Air Force.
Seriously, I don't think I've ever seen a more excited dog in my life. His reaction to Dad's great return is absolutely priceless. He actually hugs him!
Watch the all-too-cute reunion between Odie and his dad, here:
For a pet, going for weeks and months at a time without their owner isn't easy. They feel the absence of their presence around the home. Videos like this warm my heart because they show how important owners really are to their animals. I'm sure that Odie's dad is just as happy to see his adorable pup as his pup is to see him.
How cute is this?
Image via Welcome Home Blog/YouTube