One of the toughest things about owning a dog is at times not being able to communicate difficult things to them or the why behind them.
For instance, take a dog who needs surgery. While we know that we’re helping the pup by getting them the medical care they need, the dog doesn’t understand what’s happening. All they know is they’ve been taken from their human, and they just want to get back to them. When they finally do get back to their owners, they’re so relieved.
This is why reunions after surgery are always so sweet.
An emotional sight
The video of a heartwarming reunion has recently gone viral, depicting the moment a dog and his owner meet for the first time after serious surgery.
Daily Mail UK reports that the event was filmed in Chennai, eastern India. The Labrador, named Jack Daniel, had to undergo surgery in order to remove a lump from his neck. The experience was no doubt traumatic for all parties involved.
Parting ways isn’t easy
It’s hard when we have to send our pets to the vet for a procedure.
You constantly wonder if they really understand that the scary experience is all for their own good. Those of us with pets know that they are also a member of the family, and nobody likes to see their loved ones sick—especially with something as scary as a lump in their neck.
Difficult but necessary
Although Jack Daniel’s surgery was difficult for all parties involved, in the end, it was a success and the lump was safely removed.
The scared little lab finally got to be reunited with his dad just in time for the holidays, and it was in this moment that the video was made.
The minute-long clip shows the room decorated for Christmas with a festive tree and a stack of presents. In front of the setup sits Jack Daniel’s owner with the pup nestled lovingly in his arms.
Safe and sound
The dog’s paws clasp the man’s shoulders, and the dog remains motionless as he huddles into his owner’s chest.
In the clip, Jack’s back is erect and his bum is on the floor, giving him the appearance of a furry, little child grasping onto their parent’s neck.
The man, for his part, looks peaceful and thankful, simply stroking Jack’s furry back and planting kisses on his head. In the video, you can see that surgery has left the pup with shaved portions of fur and a set of sutures; at one point, you can see in the owner’s eye.
Tugging heartstrings around the globe
The video has taken the internet by storm; people worldwide are grabbing a box of tissues after seeing Jack and his owner reunite.
“I’m crying because I know what it is to love an animal!! So precious!!” one user wrote.
We’re so glad that Jack Daniels is feeling better and that he’s back with a person who clearly loves him so much. This reunion is so wonderful to watch