The bond between a dog and its owner is always special, so it made sense when an 18-month-old Bullmastiff wasÂ ecstatic to see his owner returnÂ from basic training.
Jason Floyd, 19, had been away from 160-pound Jaxson for three months while attending Army basic training. The family, who haveÂ had the dog since it was a puppy, recorded Jaxson and Jason’s emotional reunion.
â€śI was in tears. It was very heartwarming and loving,â€ťJason’s mom, Lisa Floyd, said.Â â€śI was grateful to be able to capture that so we can always have that, you know that moment.â€ť
Lisa said when she was preparing for her son to leave, she put a few of his worn shirts in Ziploc bags so Jaxson could smellÂ them and feel less lonely.Â
â€śIt was such a calming effect, like he fell asleep next to it,â€ť Lisa said. â€śThey are just very close, they just love each other. Theyâ€™re constantly together.â€ť
Lisa knew she wanted to do something big for his Jaxson and Jasonâ€™s reunion, and thatâ€™s when she came up with the idea to tape it. She had Jason wait on the back deck when he returned from the airport and the rest is history.
â€śI never expected him to react the way that he did. I mean, I knew that he would be excited, but it was just the sweetest thing and it was so emotional,â€ť Lisa said.Â
Jaxson hasnâ€™t left his best friendâ€™s side since.