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Watch: Emotional reunion between German Shepherd and soldier mum

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It doesn’t take much to make us go all weepy these days and this emotional reunion between a GSD and his returning soldier mum has brought a tear to all of our eyes.

By Natasha James

Published on the 10/01/2021, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

We can only imagine how hard it must be for military personnel to go away from friends, family and pets for long stretches of time.

This heart-warming video shows a soldier’s excitement at her return.

A festive homecoming

The video starts with a Christmas scene, the lights twinkle in the background and the soldier calls excitedly for her dog. But, when the German Shepherd pup runs to the sound, he initially runs straight past her!

The dog then doubles back and does a short bark at the “intruder”.

Has the dog forgotten all about his owner?

There’s a brief pause while the dog sniffs his owner’s hand and then…

The dog is overcome with excitement!

In adorable puppy style, the GSD wags his tail, licks his owner and runs around in circles. The delighted soldier exclaims, “Hi! Do you remember me now?”

It’s not uncommon for dogs to forget their owners after they’ve been separated for long periods of time and it initially seems that this could be the case. But, with a little sniff and a kind tone, the dog soon remembers exactly who she is.

We hope the pair had a lovely Christmas together!