Via Andrew Sullivan's blog, I stumbled across the sweetest posting on Mental Floss today: videos of dogs welcoming their soldiers home. I highly recommend watching them-- and bring tissues.
I have nothing else to say about this, except that I'm really happy these people recorded the dogs' reactions. Now, can I have a Kleenex, please?
As an aside, when I was in fifth or sixth grade, one of my classmates brothers came home from Iraq (Desert Storm) and they had him come in and surprise her and her younger sister while we were in mandatory choir class. I remember her pouncing on him in pure joy... and then our teacher made us get back to singing. I had to be a lot older to really understand what I'd seen. I appreciate it far more now than just the 20-minute respite it gave us from stupid rehearsals. Hopefully the kids' classmates will one day feel the same way.