The brave men and women who serve our country in the armed forces sacrifice more than we could ever imagine to defend our nation and way of life from enemies far and wide.
Many of them end up spending extended time away from family and friends who they love and miss dearly, especially over the holiday season. Yet they volunteer to do this just so we can all live our lives in relative peace.
One soldier, recently deployed in Africa, was concerned that when she returned home, her dog wouldn’t remember who she was. Video of her arrival to the United States was captured on video, along with her dog’s response.
This will warm your heart.
WELCOME HOME: A soldier's worry her beloved dog wouldn't remember her while she was deployed in Africa quickly dissolved by the pup's unbelievably excited reaction. https://t.co/bQkFL965pb pic.twitter.com/rN9r7dkilg
— ABC News (@ABC) November 29, 2018
Here’s what folks on Twitter had to say about the heartwarming video:
Unconditional love. 💓 Welcome home indeed.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) November 29, 2018
good afternoon I’ve now sobbed to this thrice
— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) November 29, 2018
Nothing makes me tear up faster than video of a dog reunited with their human who has been serving overseas
— F Bunny (@Firebunny3000) November 29, 2018
You're killin' me. #dustinmyeye
— Timothy Nolan (@TimoNolan) November 29, 2018
I cant stop crying….a dog's loyalty based on unconditional love, is like no other.
If only people across the world would love with the same devotion as dogs love their owner, the world would have more empathy
— VOTE BLUE #Ex-GOP #FBR #Resist (@MonicaRivpin) November 29, 2018
There’s no doubt about it, dogs are a blessing from the hand of God that we have the privilege of enjoying.
This holiday season, be sure to send out a special thanks to all the service men and women in your life and in your community who are abroad serving this great nation.
You’d be surprised the massive impact such a small gesture can have on those who are far from home doing a difficult and often thankless job.