Meanwhile, owner Andy is, of course, just as happy as Gracie. In the clip, he tells his pet, “I missed you so bad, honey. I’m so sorry I went away.” And Andy’s wife, Jen, also gets quite emotional as she films the moment. She is heard on the video stating, “Aww, you’re going to make me cry.”
Due to the video’s amazing and unforeseen popularity, Andy decided to monetize the phenomenon – but all for a good cause. Very cleverly, he linked the video to Google Adsense, which means that every time someone clicks on the clip he gets some cash. Andy is, though, apparently donating the advertising income to a local pet welfare charity: Alexandria Animal Shelter. This organization has a special place in the family’s heart, since it runs the facility that rescued their beloved Gracie.