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

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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.

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"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."

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

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The Army private said Buddy's happiness resulted in a new sense of energy for the old dog.

"My parents were so astonished by how happy she was during my time at home," she said. "She normally has trouble going up and down the stairs and takes shorter walks, but now that I was home she was so happy and active. She would get up and do her happy dance."

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David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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