Soldier deployments are hard both for the family members and their pets.
After all, pets are not even aware of why their favorite human is missing and when they’ll be coming home. Such was the plight of Gabriel Carlos when he was assigned to South Korea for the first time.
Gabriel hated leaving his wife, Charrette Padilla, and their fur son, Benny. However, a soldier’s got to do what a soldier’s got to do. During the whole deployment period, Charrette and Benny did nothing but miss Gabriel and wished he would be home soon.
After nine months in the service, Gabriel was given a chance to come home to his family. While he was indeed happy to see his wife again, he was much more curious about how his Benny would react once he sees him. So after a few photo-ops at the airport, the couple immediately headed straight home.
Gabriel hid in another room to surprise the pooch, but even before Charrette opened the door, Benny was already ecstatic.
He knew what his Dad smelt like, and he just knew he was already home. What he needed was a visual confirmation before he could burst out in happiness.
The moment Charrette did open the door, Benny rushed to his Dad. Before Gabriel knew it, the dog was already all over him. Benny kept whining and wagging his tail furiously in the air.
It was as if he couldn’t believe that his waiting was finally over. He totally freaked out that all he could do was shower his beloved Dad with his sloppy kisses. He eventually managed to calm himself after a few moments of cuddles.
But not long after, he was barking with joy, as if saying, “Dad’s here! Dad’s here!” Oh, Benny, we’re happy you get to see your dad, too!
Watch his precious reaction here.
Posted by Charrette Padilla on Friday, June 28, 2019
Courtesy of Charrette Padilla