Unsurprisingly, this heartwarming homecoming video of one of man’s best friends greeting her owner after some time apart is just one of many on the internet. Indeed, it seems that owners are increasingly uploading captured footage of the moments when their mutts realize that they are home at long last. And, just like the clip of Sadie’s reunion, they are all very emotional scenes – especially when they feature members of the military.
One particularly touching video has attracted an astonishing 21 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube in April 2008. The clip features a soldier returning home from a tour of Afghanistan to Virginia to find his dog, Gracie, waiting for him. When she spots her dad outside, the emotional hound barks in recognition before racing across the front yard to meet him. In fact, Gracie is so excited that once she reaches her master, she begins rolling around and whining in elated joy.