dog and soldierI can't get enough of the military reunion videos. From dads surprising kids at ballgames to wrapping themselves up in packages and giving their families the best gift ever, they never fail to bring tears to my eyes. This video is a little different than the rest I've seen, however, because it involves a dog, a huge dog.

You can tell the pooch, aptly named Emmitt Thunderpaws, senses his pal in the house before he even sees him. They've apparently been separated for nine months, and the reunion is one of the sweetest I've seen. Check it out.

That is one awesome dog; he's completely hugging his owner. While we know how hard having a solider deployed overseas can be on family members, we often don't think about the pets that know and love them too. Obviously they can feel a void in their lives as well when they're missing, and great joy when they return.

Keep this bookmarked and play it next time you're having a grumpy day. It makes me smile every single time I watch it (which has admittedly been a lot).

Do you love this video? How have you pets reacted when a member of your family has been gone for an extended period of time?


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