Golden Retriever Runs With Pure Joy Over Humans Coming Home From Vacation

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If you're a pet parent, you know how hard it can be to leave your fur babies for any length of time since they're not used to being away from us for long periods of time. It's stressful for us and for them! Going on vacation is something we all look forward to, but unfortunately, we can't always take our pooches with us.

Rory is a Golden Retriever, and his family knew it was going to be hard to leave their fur baby at home when they went on vacation recently. But homecomings are always special, and they shared a video at the end of June of Rory's reaction to them coming back home. It'll give you all the feels!

As soon as Rory saw them, it was pure joy! His face lit up, he was wagging his tongue and tail, and he couldn't wait to get to his family! Just try to tell me that animals don't love us as much as we love them. Rory was beside himself with excitement and having his people all back together. Commenter Emma said it best, "That’s what the best thing about Golden Retrievers are they are so excited to see you!"

Related: Dog Mom Explaining Why She Takes Her Golden Retriever on Vacation Has Everyone in Tears

Why Are Dogs So Special To Us?

It's no secret that some people love their dogs and treat them like their children. Some people even like their dogs more than they like people! Before my husband and I had kids we had two West Highland Terriers that we referred to as our babies, and yes, they were our first kids. What makes dogs so special to us and why do they take up such a huge place in so many of our hearts?

There are too many reasons to count how and why so many people love their pooches so much. They're loyal; they literally give us everything and only want our love and attention in return. They are our biggest fans. I think this dog quote from Roger Caras sums it up best, "Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." Indeed!

Dogs don't know how to fake their emotions like people do, so everything that they do and the feelings and emotions that they show us are 100% genuine. If you've ever bonded with a dog, then you know what I mean. They offer a companionship that is hard to find with another person and it's a feeling that is absolutely pure love.

Just like with all of the important relationships in our lives, sometimes they drive us nuts, make mistakes, or even argue and become stubborn, but in the end, all they offer really is unconditional love. What a special gift to share with a four-legged friend!

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