We know it will happen someday, but there’s no way we can truly prepare ourselves for the death of a best friend.

That’s why when Army private Hannah Foraker left her best friend of 13 years back in September, it was a particularly tough experience.

When she returned from basic training three months later, would Buddy, her loyal golden retriever, still be there?

Private Foraker got to go home over Christmas and the adorable reunion might make you tear up…

(via Today)

I’m definitely not crying.

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