Dog's unbridled joy for soldier's homecoming goes viral, brings smiles

PHOTO: Miss May excitedly welcomes home her owner who returned Thanksgiving Day from a deployment to Africa, Sacramento, Calif.PlayJorge Cabrera Jr. via Storyful
WATCH Dog greets soldier with unbelievable reaction

It can be an emotional experience when a family member returns from deployment -- even for the family dog.

Cassandra Cabrera deployed to Africa when her beloved Miss May was just a puppy. She was worried that by the time she returned, her best friend wouldn’t remember her.

But on Thanksgiving Day, in a video that’s gone viral across social media, Cabrera returns home for the holidays. Her family waits for her at the foot of an escalator at the Sacramento Airport -- with Miss May in tow -- who stands at attention as she sees her Cabrera coming down to see her family.

The pooch simply can’t contain herself, and jumps all over Cabrera, giving a warm welcome to the family member she never forgot.

PHOTO: Cassandra Cabrera is greeted by her dog, Miss May at the airport upon her return from a deployment that separated them when Missy May was still a puppy.Jorge Cabrera Jr./ Storyful
Cassandra Cabrera is greeted by her dog, Miss May at the airport upon her return from a deployment that separated them when Missy May was still a puppy.

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