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Huge Dog Welcomes Home Soldier: Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day


First Posted: 08/15/2011 12:06 pm Updated: 05/28/2012 10:19 am

After spending nine months waiting at home while his owner served in the military, Emmitt Thunderpaws the Great Dane is understandably very excited to see his soldier again.

The cutest part might be how excited he gets before they even see each other. Just the smell of his buddy gets his tail wagging. If this video doesn't put some d'aww in your afternoon, nothing will.

Watch the adorable clip above. For more dogs welcoming home their soldiers, see the slideshow below, and for more videos of military homecomings, visit the Welcome Home Blog.

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  • Coming Back From Afghanistan

    Lt. Schmidt posted this video his dog Gracie greeting him when he came back from Kandahar in Sept. 2005.

  • Buddy Homecoming

    Buddy greets owner after seven months apart.

  • Huge Dog Welcomes Home Soldier

    After a long 9 months apart, Emmitt Thunderpaws is REALLY HAPPY to see his favorite person again!

  • Home Sweet Home

    Two beagles greet owner.

  • Tennessee Soldier Welcomed Home

    Basset hound Reggie welcomes soldier from Afghanistan.

  • Soldier Coming Home To Dog

    Dog greets soldier at his car.

  • Ecstatic Puppy Greeting

    Ecstatic puppies greet soldier after month of training.

  • Boxer Greeting Daddy

    Dog Boxer greets soldier back from Iraq.

  • Dog Welcomes Home Soldier...Again

    Chuck the boxer has been through this more than once, but he doesn't get any less excited.

  • Dachshund Homecoming

    Dachshunds Franklin and Sally welcome Navy man returning from an eight-month deployment to Kuwait.

  • Soldier Reunited With His Dog

    Soldier reunited with old dog and meets new puppy after coming back from Iraq.

  • German Shepherd Fetches Ball, Returns to Find His Soldier Home from Deployment

    After running after his favorite toy, Ranger comes back to find his owner home from deployment.

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