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WATCH: Dog's joy for soldier's airport homecoming goes viral

Posted at 7:44 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 21:44:26-05

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.