Cries of joy for ‘Daddy … gone a long time’



Daddy is a lieutenant in the Navy who had been deployed overseas for six months. The cries come from his “baby,” a black Lab/blue heeler mix he calls Buggy.

A YouTube video shows what happens when Lt. Gary Daugherty returns home. Grab a Kleenex.

Buggy can’t stop crying as if trying to tell him how much she missed him. “I know!”  Daugherty says, comforting his 72-pound pup. “Did you miss me?” he asks. “Daddy was gone a long time.”

Daugherty, 30, tells ABC News he’s never seen Buggy react this way.

Since he posted the video to YouTube on June 11, shortly after the emotional reunion, it’s been viewed more than 4 million times.

You can watch the video here.