Janna Berger is a soldier. Her army training recently took her away from home for eight months, during which time her dog Murphy had to make do with other friends.
The time apart from her beloved dog was tough for Ms Berger.
“I thought about Murphy every day,” she told The Dodo. “Being away from him was the hardest thing I've ever had to do.”
“In the first letter my mom sent me, she told me about how every day since I'd left, Murphy waited outside the door to my room for me to come back,” Berger stated.
Her return from exercises may have been expected by Berger's relatives. But dog Murphy had no idea his most favourite friend was about to appear, and his reaction proved that the bond between them during that time was unshakeable.
The pair was finally reunited at home and the moment was caught on camera.
Murphy seems to disbelieve his eyes at first before the double take confirmed in his mind that the person standing in front of him was indeed his owner.
His joy is unmistakable, and obvious to all of those present, especially Berger who quickly wraps Murphy in her arms.
“I had no idea Murphy would react the way he did!” Berger said. “When he didn't recognize me at first, I was so heartbroken. The happiest moment of my life was when he finally figured out it was me.”
Watch the video here: