No matter how hard we try, we will never be able to adequately demonstrate our appreciation for those men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. No words will ever convey the gratitude we feel for those who’ve fought the wars their fathers started to preserve the freedoms we so casually take for granted. Facebook posts, tweets—words of any sort—will never express how indebted we are to both those that serve and their families.
Dogs, however, have the genuine ability to communicate the emotions we all feel but cannot show—love, excitement, and pure joy. These animals are the only creatures that will ever truly show our veterans how grateful we are for their existence and how relieved we are upon their safe return. The video below only offers a brief glimpse into the energy and exhilaration, so here are even more videos to send your tear ducts into overdrive.