Military families must deal with the reality of service every day. While Veteran’s Day comes around once a year and gives up all a chance to celebrate the men and women who serve in the United States armed forces, the families of these heroes genuinely understand the sacrifice they’re making for this country.
Although the puppy in this video will not understand the uniform that her human father is wearing, we all do. And that only serves to make the emotional impact of this video even more profound. The puppy might not know that her dad went on deployment to fight for democracy and freedom around the world and to stand up for American principles, but we do. And that means a lot to us.
To the puppy, six months lasted an eternity. She is only a few months older herself. But now that her human parent is home again after six months, she’s ready to show as much love as she can give as quickly as she can provide it.
The video, which has gone viral millions of times over, was uploaded to YouTube along with the following description:
“After being gone for over six months overseas, my daddy’s girl of a puppy is finally reunited with her daddy. As far as people commenting on the credits at the end, it was a joke among friends, lighten up people.”
Viewers like you have shared numerous comments about this adorable and heartwarming clip. The following are some of the most popular:
“Now I’m no theoretical physicist, but I have been able to conclude that the dog was happy when the soldier came home.”
“Danggggg… I would’a watched all this vid, but someone left a window open, and all bunch a dust from outside got all up in my eyes… can’t see even to type none… gotta go…”
“Man’s best friend! They have been with us since the Stone Age, and they will continue to be by our side, where obviously – they belong. Great vid!”
“Gotta love Labradors!!! I get a similar greeting from mine after being gone 10 minutes but without the vocalizations. God love that puppy. Going to wipe my eyes now.”
One user wrote what they thought the dog must be “saying.”
“I hear, ‘I missed you so much, I thought you were NEVER coming back! Mom doesn’t do the dog food right! I met a nice puppy down the street, and I saw six rabbits!’”
Another viewer wrote a heartfelt response to the video:
“First of all, THANK YOU & GOD BLESS YOU for serving our country LT Daugherty & also Mrs. Daugherty for your sacrifice as well. May God always bring you home safe & sound. If only EVERY Soldier would be received with such love & devotion upon return. I believe I hear Bugaboo say, ‘I love you!’ more than once. To me, all that other verbal & physical communication CLEARLY says, I love you with all that I am, I missed you with all my heart, I never want to be apart again, but if you must leave I will guard all that you love until you return. God bless you too, Bugaboo.”