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By now you've probably seen at least one video of a soldier or Marine returning home and seeing his dog for the first time. It's one of the things the Internet does that really, genuinely tugs at your heartstrings.

Watching how the dog can take a moment or two at first to recognize his owner, then just goes absolutely bonkers because he's soooooo happy, and seeing how the servicemembers—after all the horror of war and the pain of being away from home for so long—can immediately reconnect just by hugging his best friend ... excuse us, we need a tissue.