When her father returns from deployment, a ραrαlysed puppy runs to him and waits for a hug

They say that love can move mountains, and in this case, they are correct. Nothing can stop a human from being reunited with a loved one, and the same is true for dogs. Just wait till this small partly ραrαlysed puppy named Emma returns home following a long deployment.

Emma is a pit bull mix that was born with a condition that immobilised her rear legs. She was adopted by a couple who foster special-needs dogs for SNARR. Emma had a strong bond with her human father, who is in the military, after her adoption.

Sometime later, her dad was deployed, and Emma missed him very much. The dog spent her time with her dog siblings and mom, while she waited for the day that her human dad would come back to her.

Six months later Emma heard the footsteps she’d been waiting for. Dad was home! So, she sat at the end of the hall and waited for him to open the front door. As her fur siblings rush ahead to greet their dad, Emma scoots toward him as fast as she can, then waits patiently for him to pick her up for a big hug.

As the other dogs jump and dance around dad’s feet in excitement, Emma can only sit and wait her turn. It’s heartwarming to see the happiness of all three dogs but there is something about Emma sitting there patiently that will especially tug at your heart.

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About the sweet reunion, her mom, Melissa Proctor Swanson, said, “Emma and her papa had a really special relationship! When he went, it tore a hole in her heart. She will typically be waiting for me to pick her up at the end of the hallway at the point where the door into the house opens. This time, however, when her father entered the room, she went straight to him!”

She also said, “My husband has been absent for the past half a year. Just before he departed, we adopted a special needs puppy with a terrible birth defect. We are long-term foster parents for SNARR, which is an animal rescue organization for animals with special needs.”

Since this video was taken, Emma has had surgery to amputate her legs so that she can get around easier. We’re sure she’s thrilled about that. The little dog has a huge spirit and lets nothing hold her back.

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