04/27/2012 06:33 pm ET

Soldier Back From Tour Of Duty Surprises His Dog, Ranger (VIDEO)

Here's a perfect way to end your week.

Ranger, a German shepherd, is playing fetch with his toy, "Green Monster." But after the man throws the toy (his favorite, according to the video's YouTube description), he returns to find that, in place of the man who threw the toy, is his owner, who's just back from being deployed overseas.

We can't even begin to describe the pooch's reaction, so you'll have to watch the video to see why dogs, really are, man's best friend.

If this warmed your heart, be sure to check out this video of Chuck, a boxer, welcoming home his owner after an eight-month deployment.

And for more videos of dogs reuniting with their recently-returned owners, be sure to check out the Welcome Home Blog's collection of dog videos.

Happy Friday.

[Gawker via Welcome Home Blog via BIOTV]

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