Sgt. Tracy McKithern was on a mission in Iraq when she found a hungry puppy begging for love. Tracy took the puppy under her wing and gave her the name Erby. In the months that followed, Erby became a source of comfort and happiness in Tracy’s time of need, writes ilovemydogsomuch.
You can see that they are inseparable. When Tracy’s mission was over, she promised Erby that she would take her home. Tracy turned to the Puppy Rescue Mission, which organized a fundraiser to cover the cost of Erby’s flight to the United States. Many strangers donated money to help Tracy find Erby. But as Erby was on her way to her new home, Tracy was called away on another mission.
In this video we see Tracy returning from her last mission and waiting to see Erby again. It’s been seven months since she last saw Erby and Tracy knows the puppy has grown up. She just hopes her little darling will recognize her and love him again.
When Tracy leaves the airport and is scared, Erby spots her and jumps on her spontaneously, showering her with kisses and hugs! Tracy is thrilled by the puppy’s emotional response, wags her tail and returns the affection with a big hug. This precious meeting saved my day!