Two months after heading off to college, student Ellie Haworth recently returned to her family’s home for a visit. That time away has been understandably tough, since it meant she’s been without the company of her beloved dog, Percy.

“It was the longest we had spent apart,” Haworth told The Dodo. “I looked forward to seeing him more than words can describe.”

Haworth clearly wasn’t the only one whose heart had been yearning.

 

Upon reuniting with Haworth, Percy was simply ecstatic. And though he couldn’t put his feelings into words per se, he found a beautiful way of showing what was in his heart.

While out on their traditional morning stroll together, Haworth noticed Percy doing something quite unusual. Rather than explore the sights and smells on their path like he normally does, the dog seemed insistent on fixing his gaze to just one thing as they walked — his best friend’s face.

Percy, it seems, could simply not believe his eyes that Haworth was truly on the other end of the leash.

Here’s video of that touching moment:

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“He was looking at me the whole time,” Haworth said. “I’ve never seen him do that before.”

That look, no doubt, was the look of love.

“It made me so happy,” Haworth added.

Haworth, of course, will sadly have to say goodbye to her dog once again when she goes back to school. But now there’s no doubt that the bonds of love between them aren’t weakened by the time spent apart — and they’re both looking forward to the day they’re reunited for good.

Source: thedodo.