An adorable dog called Brindle missed his Dad more than anything, but the sweetest gift made everything okay again...
By, 5 Apr 2019
Years ago, Brindle the dog lived in a shelter and was desperate for a home. But when dog-loving JD Aument set eyes on him, they knew they'd be best friends forever.
From that moment on, they spent every minute together. But when JD got deployed last year, Brindle's heart slowly broke.
It's been a hard 9 months for Brindle
Thankfully, whilst his Dad serves overseas as a reserve army firefighter, Brindle does still have a loving home and lives with JD's wife, Rachel. But Brindle has been missing JD more than anyone ever expected.
"He has days where he just sits at the front window, crying," she added.
But JD sent the perfect gift
Rachel told JD about his poor pup's heartache, and so, the dedicated canine Dad came up with the sweetest idea. And, guess what? It didn't even cost a dollar.
He simply sent his unwashed shirt in the mail - but you won't believe Brindle's reaction! He could clearly feel his Daddy's presence.
"He immediately knew that it was JD's shirt. There was no doubt about it," Rachel said. "I was crying so hard while recording his reaction."
"He carried [the shirt] up to bed with him after the video and slept with it the rest of the day. I think he felt a little abandoned when JD left and the shirt helped reassure him that Dad still loves him and is coming back," she explained.
And Brindle is soon in for another surprise!
Brindle has no idea of what's to come, but the looks of things, he's in for the best surprise of his life.
In around a month's time, JD will be back for good!
We're so happy for Brindle and his family - they sound like the sweetest family.
Watch Brindles tear-jerking reaction below: