08/15/2013 02:33 pm ET

Golden Retriever Welcomes His Dad Home From Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Fair warning: This video might make you want to go out and get a dog. (Editor's Note: If you do, please adopt one from your local shelter.)

Lucas, a beautiful golden retriever, could NOT be more excited to see his dad -- and after seven months apart, who can blame him?

Submitted to the Welcome Home Blog earlier this month, this U.S. Navy soldier was identified as Sunny Y.

Sunny wrote, “This is me reuniting with my dog, Lucas, whom I had friends of mine take care of while I was deployed to Afghanistan for the last 7 months. This reunion was bitter sweet!”