It doesn't take much to make a dog's day, but there's nothing quite like his human coming home.
By that measure, a service man recently gave his dog Odie the best. surprise. ever.
Odie's owner, a US airman, had been deployed on Christmas Eve in 2011, according to a video posted to Welcome Home Blog last week. When he finally returned after the lengthy separation, Odie could barely contain his excitement.
If you want to see what pure joy looks like, watch the the video above.
And we know reunions like this never get old, so we like to keep a compilation of them on hand. Grab some tissues, and get ready for a good old happy cry.