Dog Fetches Ball, Returns to Find Soldier Home in Heartwarming Surprise (VIDEO)

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This German Shepherd thought it would be another game of fetch. Probably no different from hundreds of games of fetch he's played before, but that's okay. It's dependable fun that's hard-wired into his dogness.

He runs off to get the ball, but when he returns, a big surprise is waiting for him. His master, clad in military camo, is finally home! It's a simple but effective surprise, and the pooch is left howling with joy.