Nobody misses us quite like our dogs. And there is no better way to welcome someone home, than with their dog. Dogs give us the best welcome homes that we could ever ask for. As a result, plenty of people have uploaded moving videos of dogs welcoming their owners home after long journeys – it could be a kid coming home from college, a pet parent after a long business trip, or a soldier coming back from war. The last one is usually the most emotional.
While all dog and owner reunions are emotional to a degree, there are some that are just adorable and make us feel good – like the reunion of Jason Floyd and his pup, Jaxson.
Jaxson was a Bullmastiff and a quite impressive-looking giant with a heart of gold. He was all love. When his owner Jason was off at Army basic training, Jaxson obviously missed him.
In fact, Jason’s mother, Lisa Floyd, who lived in Greenville, Rhode Island, would often have to put her son’s t-shirts on pillows for Jaxson to cuddle with. That is true love.
Given that the then 19-year-old Jason was away for a whole 14 months, Jaxson had to get used to life without his best friend. But there eventually came some good news – Jason would be coming back from basic training.
And when he finally showed up, Jaxson was not out of touch with his emotions. In fact, he was so elated to see Jason coming back, that he released all his happiness onto his best friend. He launched himself – all 160 pounds of happy doggie – at Jason, pinning him to where he sat in his chair so he could cover him with kisses.
Who wouldn’t want someone to be that excited to see you?
As Lisa described the moment her son and his dog saw each other, she said, “It was very heartwarming and loving. I was grateful to be able to capture that so we can always have that, you know, that moment.”
It was indeed very heartwarming to watch.