Seiko didn’t recognize his sister at first because it had been so long.When a member of the military is deployed, their loved ones always miss them.While being apart is difficult, coming home is always a treat.
Humans aren’t the only ones who miss their deployed family members, as we all know.Pets may be sad because their buddy is no longer around to give them cuddles or throw the ball.So it stands to reason that they will be ecstatic when they finally walk through the door!
One father managed to film one of these heartwarming reunions.But it didn’t start out like some of the others…
When Seiko’s human sibling, Bailey, left for Kuwait, she was a puppy.Bailey returned home after a year away and was overjoyed to see her loved ones, including Seiko!But, given how young the dog was at the time, would she even remember Bailey?The reunion video, posted by YouTube user knox2613, begins with his daughter standing alone at the front door.
Instead of the family’s German shepherd running in and kissing her soldier sister, she’s perplexed by who’s standing there…
Seiko is initially unimpressed with “the stranger.”
German shepherds are naturally protective of their family members, according to the AKC.It’s not surprising, then, that Seiko’s first reaction is to bark at Bailey, whom she doesn’t seem to recognize after a year apart.Everything changes a few moments later.Bailey, dressed in his uniform, kneels to greet Seiko.
The German shepherd sniffs her human sister, and then the most touching thing happens… It’s almost as if it finally clicks – she recognizes her!
Prepare to say “Awww.”The dog’s tail begins to wag wildly in delight, and she goes insane trying to give Bailey love.
Although Seiko was only a baby when she left, it appears that she does remember her!
Seiko exudes the joy of a child on Christmas morning.
While it’s impossible to know what she’s thinking, she almost seems to be saying, “It’s you! You’re the one!What have you been up to?”I have a lot to tell you!”Naturally, Bailey is enjoying their special moment together and is amazed at how big the dog has grown.
A German shepherd who is unable to contain herself.Seiko needs an energy release after spending time with Bailey at the front door.She takes a toy from the living room and gets the zoomies!
She runs around the house with the toy, making the reunion even cuter than it already is.
The video has been viewed over 15 million times on YouTube.
It has also received hundreds of thousands of thumbs up, with many people leaving positive comments such as:
“You’ve got me about to cry omg so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Someone else added:”Not even a billion stars can melt my heart like this.”
This video is sure to brighten your day and make you smile.It’s wonderful to see Seiko’s confusion turn into ecstasy once he realizes who’s at home.