This heartwarming homecoming video of man’s best friend greeting an owner after some time apart is just one of many on the internet. A fashion for film of people being reunited with their pet dogs has spread across social media over the last few years. Increasingly, owners are uploading the captured moment their mutt realizes they are home at long last. And, just like the footage of Sadie’s reunion, they are all very emotional scenes – especially when it features members of the military.
One particularly touching video which is typical of this trend 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 ind his dog, Gracie, waiting for him. When she spots her dad outside she barks in recognition, before racing across the front yard to meet him – just like Sadie was filmed doing. In fact, Gracie is so excited that, once she reaches her master, she begins rolling around and whining in elated joy.