This is Private Hannah Foraker from Cleveland, Ohio. The 21-year-old went off to basic training in Oklahoma in September, before transferring to Houston upon her graduation in November.

“I’ve never been away from home before,” Foraker told BuzzFeed News. “I’ve lived a very sheltered life. To have to leave to go to another state alone in a stressful environment like basic training was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

Her time was made harder because she was separated from her beloved animals, including her horse, Derby, and her 13-year-old golden retriever, Buddy.

“She’s very old and has arthritis and is mostly deaf,” Foraker said, “but I still remember getting her as a puppy.”

So, when Foraker returned home for two weeks over the holidays, the reunion between her and Buddy was incredibly emotional.

“She was completely overwhelmed and she couldn’t even stand up,” Foraker said.


Responses to "This Elderly Dog Cried When She Welcomed Her Best Friend Home From The Army"

  1. Unknown says:

    Beautiful, and "welcome home". Thank you for your service.

  2. Anonymous says:

    she doesn't have much time left in this world. wish you wouldn't leave her....

  3. Unknown says:

    Love this best home coming ever

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