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!