07/17/2012 04:10 pm ET Updated Jul 18, 2012

13 Heartwarming Reunions Between Animals and People (VIDEOS) (PHOTOS)

Here at Good News we know that nothing fires up the joy triggers quite like walking through your door into the arms of a rambunctious, loving pet.

But those daily reunions with pets are nothing compared to the ones that take place when people are reunited with their beloved Fido or Fifi after a harrowing event like a natural disaster or a soldier's deployment.

From Ban, the dog reunited with his owner after surviving the Japanese tsunami, to Kwibi, a lowland gorilla split from his conservationist pal, these 13 animal-human reunion videos will melt your heart!