Wars are terrible for many reasons, one of them being the separation of families.
Only after a soldier returns from the war, his friends and relatives who have been worrying for months (and sometimes even years) can finally breathe out in relief. These family reunions are always incredibly emotional.
In the great drama of human feelings it happens that pets are often overlooked. They are, however, just as saddened as humans by the absence of their owners, and just as thrilled to see them back.
In this video, a German shepherd gets the surprise of his life. His owner returns from deployment quite unexpectedly, halfway through a game of fetch. The dog simply can't contain his joy! It's a very touching moment.