When a soldier tells their family that they will be home for Christmas, that is something the loved ones count on. The canine members of the family miss their moms and dads when they go off to serve our country too. One of the hottest trends on the Internet is surprise homecoming videos of soldiers and their dogs. The looks on the faces of the dogs are worth a pound in gold.

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The latest video to go viral features a returning soldier who hid from his dog under a blanket.

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The soldier was away for 11 months but wanted to surprise his pooch when he came home. Dog moms and dads know that a dog’s nose ‘knows’ when something is different. Although the man hid under the covers, the dog ‘smelled’ something.

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The sweet dog started pacing, looking at the couch, going from side to side, and then whining. Finally, his doggy dad came out from the blanket for the big reveal.

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Of course, his BFF went bonkers and could not contain his excitement. See for yourself in the heartwarming video below.