Before this airman deployed six months ago, he and his wife adopted a puppy with a birth defect, unable to properly walk. When he came home to visit, she rushed to greet him in her own unique way.
“Emma and her daddy were very close!” wife Mel Swanson wrote in the YouTube description. “It broke her, and his, heart when he left. When I come in the door, she normally sits at the end of the hallway and waits for me to pick her up. This time, when her daddy came in, she went to him!”
Emma has to “hop” using her front paws. The family has had several wheelchairs but eschews them and mostly gets around just fine except on tile, Swanson wrote.
“She loves life and runs and plays well on her own outdoors,” she wrote.
And she loves it all the more now that her daddy is back in it.