Pets & Animals

Police dogs' ecstatic reunion with handler will warm your heart

Forget "man's best friend." This one's more like "man's absolute best-est friend forever and ever."

When Marc Richardson of the North Yorkshire Police in England came back from leave after two weeks to pick up dogs Dutch and Bailey, the two leapt for joy — literally — with the larger dog jumping into Richardson's arms.

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The smaller one wasn't quite as streamlined, and ended up running around in a frenzied state. It seems the thrill of reuniting with his handler was a bit too much for him.

"That moment when dogs and handler see each other for the first time in two weeks," the station wrote on their Facebook account Tuesday, along with a video of the sweet moment.

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It seems like the officer's bond with the police dogs isn't a secret.

"Aww I love Dutch," wrote Facebook user Graham Marshall in a video comment directed at Richardson. "I remember when you used to bring him in the office in the city centre."

Of course, this isn't the first time a dog and its owner's sweet relationship have warmed our hearts. A dog recently tracked her owner's scent after seven months apart, forcing us to pull out the tissues. And another service dog — this one in the military — reunited with his veteran dog dad in one of the most adorable videos we've seen all year.

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