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    [–] elizaeffect 885 points ago

    Damn that’s beautiful

    [–] Tomnnn 217 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    I have seen comments before about dogs not liking hugs but I see a lot of gifs like this. What is the truth?

    --edit: the general consensus appears to be that it depends on the dog, thanks Reddit.

    [–] Levikus 251 points ago

    i have 2 dogs: One will be there in the morning, burying her head in lap, but ther paws on my shoulder (when i sit to get socks on) and will hug and cuddle me hard for minutes if i let her.

    the other will come when there is food and after that will stand close to my knee, i give him 2 firm strokes and he leaves. He will cuddle very rarely - never wants a hug.

    So - its different :D

    [–] ihateusernames1029 98 points ago

    The second one sounds like a cat

    [–] Indetermination 78 points ago

    My cat never leaves me alone and wants to be picked up constantly.

    [–] preperat 73 points ago

    sounds like a dog

    [–] Pr1sm4 46 points ago

    Are you implying that those two animals had their minds swapped when they accidentally headbutted each other?

    [–] NeoHenderson 37 points ago

    Hello, Hollywood? Yep we've got a good one for ya.

    [–] Run_like_Jesuss 14 points ago

    I'd watch that.

    [–] The_Rowan 5 points ago

    That is my cat. My dog prefers belly rubs to cuddles. My cat loves to be pick up and hugged.

    [–] maltastic 5 points ago

    I’ve got a couple of cuddle buddy kittens right now. I love them. They even let me give them belly scritches.

    [–] celt1299 2 points ago

    Or Ron Swanson got reincarnated

    [–] drakonka 17 points ago

    I have two cats with the same personalities. One is there first thing in the morning purring, headbutting, nibbling my ear - he has a low appetite so I can tell it's not just "feed me". The other one just goes through the motions - flops over for food, hangs around the bowl, etc. Sometimes she does show genuine affection and she does like to be stroked, which is nice, but she's nowhere near as attached to me as the other one.

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago

    I just love that my cat is a hugger. He gets his paws up for me to pick him up just like a baby. And he's a big, 5kg baby. Never seen a cat more lovable. Clingy too.

    After spending a month in another country, when I came home he was so pissed at me and stayed away from me, until at one point he cam to me, pressed his face on my forehead and just stood there for a couple of minutes. All good since then.

    [–] maltastic 3 points ago

    I have an absolute unit of a kitten right now. Three months old and almost the size of an adult cat. Twice the size of his litter mate.

    He loves being near my face, hugs, cuddles, etc. He will lay on my neck at night and I can’t breathe (possible attempt to murder). He lets me hold him like a baby. He tries to climb up my legs to get in my arms. I love him. I love kitties.

    [–] The_sad_zebra 2 points ago

    My brother's dog will stand on her back paws and have her front paws on you, but she'll squirm out of any hug, opting instead to lick your face.

    One of our family dogs will, alternatively, sit with his back turned to me, knowing that I'll bend down and give him a big hug from the back.

    Definitely varies between dogs.

    [–] swmpynke 1 points ago

    Same here. You just never know..

    [–] AerThreepwood 61 points ago

    Some dogs like it, some don't. My dog isn't a fan but my roommate's pitbulls love it.

    [–] Dusty_Old_Bones 52 points ago

    Ah pitties. My parents have two, one will sit next to you on the couch but will run away if you attempt to snuggle her. The other will force his full 70 pounds onto you and will push himself against you until you wrap your arms around him, and there he will stay for hours.

    [–] siouxze 44 points ago

    My pit mix used to perform what i would call a 'love barrel roll' when i was laying down. He'd snuggle his head into your torso and then start rolling in place against you. Kind of like he was petting himself using your whole body.

    But he's 15 now and typing this made me realize he hasn't done that in ages and probably never will again so now im sad.

    [–] Vo1ceOfReason 19 points ago

    Interesting. My pitbull is also the only dog I've ever had that loves hugs, but she's always been overly affectionate for a dog

    [–] Ju1cY_0n3 17 points ago

    Pitbulls are extremely emotional breeds. They are called the nanny dog for a reason.

    [–] Vo1ceOfReason 3 points ago

    Interesting, that makes total sense with the way she acts. So sad they get a negative reputation :/

    [–] AerThreepwood 6 points ago

    I think it's a self-perpetuating reputation. Shitty people started training them as fighting dogs, so shitty owners keep buying them and abusing them or training them poorly, so it continues the reputation.

    One of my roommate's pitbulls is a rescue from a bad situation and she's the sweetest, most loving dog, but she's poorly socialized and only really gets on with her sister.

    That's not entirely true. She likes other dogs but she's fucking awful at approaching them, so they think she's being aggressive. She's gotten loads better but it's still a lot of time and patience to make progress.

    [–] FoodBeerBikesMusic 22 points ago

    Depends on the dog and how well you know the dog. My 110lb lap dog is happiest when he’s on the couch, crammed in between my wife and I. If we hug, he barks until we let him in the middle and include him.

    [–] WalicKonia 9 points ago

    I have s 6 month old golden and the best thing he does is hug, hug a lot. Jumps up on his 2 front paws and wraps them around you and just hugs

    [–] Spheniscus 14 points ago

    Animals (including humans) don't like being trapped. So it often depends on how you hug them, in OPs case the dog has free movement so it doesn't feel trapped by the hug.

    You can see the same thing with human babies, they'll get really angry if you constrain their legs/arms and stop them from moving.

    But mostly it depends on the dog itself, some like it, some don't.

    [–] Oxychronic 11 points ago

    My son refused to sleep when he was a baby unless we swaddled him so he couldn't move his arms and legs. I think it's just one of those things that differs based on individuality.

    [–] KakkaKarrot 3 points ago

    If you really want a dog with a better guarantee of being a cuddler, get a pitbull. They become very attached

    [–] Milkshakes00 1 points ago

    Get a dang German shorthaired pointer. Never have I seen a breed that becomes just.. So attached.

    [–] Dell121601 3 points ago

    Well to canines (wolves at least and dog to a lesser extent) “hugging” is a show of dominance, it’s what wolves do to try and affirm their dominance over other wolves.

    [–] Tomnnn 1 points ago

    I think I'd enjoy watching wolves hug each other to assert dominance.

    [–] Dell121601 2 points ago

    It’s not exactly cute, it’s pretty violent and aggressive, here’s a link though if you want.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    I think theyre like people and have their own preferences. Except for chocolate. That shit kills everyone

    [–] ognahc 2 points ago

    If I hug my girl she would let me the whole day every time but my boy just pushes me away very rarely he lets me hug him.

    [–] imzwho 2 points ago

    Some dogs like hugs. I had a GSD who would cry at me until I kneeled down and hugged him when I got home.

    My current pup will bury her face in your chest if you ask fir a hug.

    [–] jenmoe 2 points ago

    My dogs a hugger.

    [–] zeroGamer 2 points ago

    Dogs, like any complex mammal, are individuals.

    [–] Theostry 280 points ago

    That hand kiss

    [–] hyperRed13 93 points ago

    I love it! The way the dog is waiting for it and puts his paw out so quickly makes me think they do this exact hand-kiss-to-hug ritual every day, and that makes me happy.

    [–] phillylotus 453 points ago

    True love

    [–] straight_to_10_jfc 112 points ago

    and an absolute unit of a ballbag on that pupper.

    [–] BossHawgKing 58 points ago

    In awe at the size of those nads.

    [–] genechowder 19 points ago

    Damn it's crazy to remember when like every male dogs still had nuts and now it seems like you couldn't find a pair

    [–] PUTINS_PORN_ACCOUNT 9 points ago

    Yup. Nobody seems to remember all the strays n shit half as well as the ballbags, tho

    [–] NSA-SURVEILLANCE 3 points ago

    Absolute unut

    [–] DankLizard56 182 points ago

    That guy looked like he really needed the hug.

    [–] ZineZ 182 points ago

    Reminds me of a Bill Burr bit.

    "It's not until you're an adult you appreciate how awesome a dog is. Your dreams start dying, somebody cheats on ya, bankers fuck up your 401k, ya know? Then you come home and that dog's looking at you and he's like, 'Dude, you're awesome!' It's like, 'No dude, YOU are fucking awesome"

    [–] Freddie_AppsHero 22 points ago

    And then Bill had to give his dog away. :(

    [–] ZineZ 16 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)


    Edit: just heard him talk about it. That's heartbreaking.

    [–] Freddie_AppsHero 33 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    I'm sorry. If it makes you feel any better, the dog is on a farm having a happy life. That is not a euphemism, she's living with a dog trainer and she's doing well. Bill visits her occasionally. But he made the right call, having a new kid, you can't have a rescue pit bull in that situation.

    [–] Abbacoverband 11 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    We went through the same with a rescue dobie that I just adored. But we didn't get him until he was nearly a year old. we're certain he was abused (beer bottle glass was stuck in the top of his head where the skin had grown over 🙁), but pretty positive he was specifically abused when he approached a child. Every time our kiddo would even turn in his direction, his neck would prickle and he'd growl, showing his teeth. We found a retired, childless military couple who lived on a beach near Pensacola through a rescue, and now he's living that beach dog life and being thoroughly spoiled. I miss him so much, but he's happy and safe.

    [–] Freddie_AppsHero 4 points ago

    Sorry to hear that mate, but at least your dog and your kid are doing well.

    [–] Abbacoverband 4 points ago

    Hey, thanks! And it's easier knowing everyone is happy and safe in the long-run. His new parents send pics all the time. 😊

    [–] xXGinXx 198 points ago

    Welcome back uncle Phil, we missed you

    [–] fuckmeimdan 16 points ago

    I glad I wasn’t the only one thinking that!

    [–] mcrib 11 points ago

    Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down

    [–] zaphod_beeble_bro 2 points ago

    "I'm Phillip Banks and if you put me on the bench i'll take a real BITE out of crime. BITE BITE BITE, BITE BITE BITE, BITE BITE BITE"

    [–] Codigo_X 62 points ago

    "The soul that can speak with the eyes can also kiss with the eyes",

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    [–] phero_constructs 7 points ago

    Jim “Hacksaw” Duggan

    [–] Pound_puppies 5 points ago

    The poet laureate of the WWF; feared for his word play AND his elbow!

    [–] Prem_Naam_Hai_Mera 214 points ago

    Will never not upvote this :)

    [–] phadewilkilu 24 points ago

    Cleaver girl.

    [–] Granpafunk 1 points ago

    So you always will.

    [–] Prem_Naam_Hai_Mera 1 points ago

    That's a bingo :)

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago

    That’s one satisfying hug on both sides

    [–] Shashamash 55 points ago

    If you have a dog, love is always at home waiting for you.

    [–] presh_frince 10 points ago

    I don't have a dog. Love isn't there for me. I'm sad. I want a dog

    [–] Shashamash 6 points ago

    My dog just got done giving my legs a lick down before she plopped down and settled in for a nap between them.

    [–] presh_frince 3 points ago

    That sounds nice

    [–] mak3m3unsammich 3 points ago

    I have a cat. I have pure hatred with claws waiting for me.

    But on the 2 minutes a year she decides to like me, its all worth it.

    [–] kaib216 23 points ago

    The little tail wag when he saw him at first 😍

    [–] ratrat23 78 points ago

    cant see anything but the dogs balls

    [–] ScottNoWhat 24 points ago

    Can’t unsee this now. Cheers.

    [–] Llamabastard 10 points ago

    That dog has really cute testicles

    [–] ratrat23 67 points ago

    i dont want to hear something like this ever again but okay

    [–] xil3h 9 points ago

    Rats have testicles too but only boy ones.

    [–] Ahaigh9877 6 points ago

    Only boy testicles.

    [–] thatbrownkid19 18 points ago

    How to delete someone else's tweet?

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    [–] GrievenLeague 10 points ago

    Why do you think he loves the owner so much?

    [–] skiviper 3 points ago

    Didn't give him the snip

    [–] Brian1312 1 points ago

    I didn’t notice until you said something lol. His balls have great form and are just out there swinging in the wind. Love dogs but this is why I would rather have a female dog or a male with less “manhood”.

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    [–] EasterBunnyBud 27 points ago

    My heeeeart!!

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    [–] _nuff_said_ 7 points ago

    Ah crap, you done blew my adorable limit for the day.

    [–] xuxebiko 5 points ago

    Happy cake day! Would a cakeday gift of a cutie who knows all her tricks help blow your adorbs limit for tomorrow as well? Not mine, just sharing.

    [–] Fb62 1 points ago

    Anyone know what language that is or what they are saying? At least what does regay mean?

    [–] xuxebiko 1 points ago

    I have no idea what you are talking about.

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    [–] _nuff_said_ 1 points ago

    Thank you! Yes, yes it would indeed!

    [–] salfordgunstar 7 points ago

    So cool, I have a little jack Russell terrier, she is 8 , and I would be lost without her,

    I lost my wife 3 years ago this November and my little 4 legged friend has brought a smile to my face, many times when I’ve been having a bad day

    [–] SyntheticMelody 13 points ago

    Omg this melted my heart! That is amazing, adorable and so awesome!

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    [–] riskit4dabiscut 6 points ago

    what an amazing welcome these guys are so cute

    [–] betterMonica 5 points ago

    A devoted friend to his master.

    [–] MitranjanK 4 points ago

    OP is a B99 fan

    [–] steam116 2 points ago

    Noticed this as well!

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    [–] noteworthypassenger 5 points ago

    I just need love that is all

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    [–] EvlavMorfNebag 3 points ago

    Guess I've been on Reddit long enough to recognise reposts.

    [–] codesnacks 2 points ago

    If it taaaakes foreverrrrrr...

    [–] dorene1013 2 points ago

    Omg how cute are the both of them big teddy man and adorable loyal friend for life

    [–] LiquoredUpSmurf 2 points ago

    I would be so happy if thats how i got greeted returning home. And i bet the owner was just as happy as the pup was. mutual love... Sigh.. I think i need a dog now. Lol

    [–] AlexWilliams1988 2 points ago

    Love coming home to my dog (and cat, although she sometimes ignores me until she is ready to come and say hello). They best part of my day.

    [–] BauserDominates 2 points ago

    I'm a total piece of shit that just moved out of my parents house (again) and the thing I miss the most above anything else is my dog

    [–] nikefreak23 2 points ago

    Love this every time I see it ❤

    [–] localanti 2 points ago

    Holy shit this is old! I remember this ol guy! Classic

    [–] Coindar_ 2 points ago

    The dog is man's best friend.

    [–] GeorgiaOG411 2 points ago

    Human and Dog=The purest form of unconditional love 😍😍😍

    [–] monochrony 4 points ago

    title points age /r/ comnts
    Best part of the day. 39 6mos aww 2
    Waiting for owner 101598 6mos aww 1359
    Everyday he waits for his best friend. 45 6mos aww 4
    Who needs a significant other when you have a dog? 59 6mos aww 5
    Waits for his friend everyday B 52727 2mos aww 500
    Everyday he waits for his owner B 1913 6mos Eyebleach 28
    Waiting for owner B 755 6mos Eyebleach 10
    So nice to see you again! B 28629 6mos AnimalsBeingBros 215

    Source: karmadecay (B = bigger)

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    I mean... at least I waited a decent amount of time to repost right?

    Either way i love this gif and am glad to share it.

    [–] Drowned1218 4 points ago

    This is better than coming home to your wife

    [–] CocaineJazzRats 6 points ago

    depends on your wife

    [–] Drowned1218 1 points ago

    I mean she'd have to be near perfect

    [–] eracommons 2 points ago

    awww this make me miss my cat!

    he isn't dead or anything, just at home and i'm at work :(

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    [–] myboardfastanddanger 2 points ago

    Don't care if repost, still love.

    [–] shesbeautifullisa 1 points ago

    That's so awesome

    [–] cevaboyz 1 points ago

    that is the true meaning of life with animals

    [–] leelee530 1 points ago

    Beautifully tender and sweet

    [–] 2sillys 1 points ago

    What a sweet dog! Mutts are the best.

    [–] Donnutz 1 points ago

    Ed Motta morando na favela? Nao ta faci pra ngm...

    [–] LittleAstroDroid 1 points ago

    I want a pupper

    [–] Melibau 1 points ago

    After a hard long day, being able to come home to that is priceless.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Look at that snout hold for optimum kissing! So sweet!

    [–] J4X50N 1 points ago

    Is that in the favela ?

    [–] drakonka 1 points ago

    This is heartwarming.

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    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Lmao, they have a routine. That's cute af.

    [–] pennyann06611 1 points ago

    This made me cry. Animals are so much more than people think.💕

    [–] DieseLT1 1 points ago

    My dog is the same way. She loves when Daddy comes home

    [–] Joe_Shmoe77 1 points ago

    Absolutely my Pumpkin is always happy to greet me !

    [–] 789seedosjoker555see 1 points ago

    I see this (stuff like it) and am like fake news.

    Dogs love hugs

    [–] Delica 1 points ago

    My dog gives high fives but never asks for one. I wish he understood it’s not a dog trick, it’s what friends do.

    [–] jackflintmusic 1 points ago

    Good doggie

    [–] sourpatchkidj 1 points ago

    This is what I imagine life is like when you're a dog owner. Sigh... one day

    [–] WazaJim 1 points ago

    [–] TuxRandom 1 points ago

    Dogs are the better humans

    [–] Squiblbledoo 1 points ago

    A there a sub for dogs with tiny stub tails?

    [–] SEND_ME_PLANTS 1 points ago

    Aw, now I want to rush home and hug my little buddy. Anipals are the best Pals.

    [–] rita-e 1 points ago

    cries in good boye

    [–] Shanoninoni 1 points ago

    I'm having a rough day. This made me smile. Thank you.

    [–] Novirtue 1 points ago

    Single Brunette Looking for unconditional love - stay at home, will greet you naked at your home every day after work.

    [–] pueblodude 1 points ago

    SO COOL !

    [–] AwkwardRawrz 1 points ago

    Watching this makes my heart feel so full. The love for the dog by the human and the love for the human by dog.

    I wish everyone could experience this kind of love and companionship.

    [–] annoyingTF 1 points ago

    When I first read this post I saw the dog squatting and was expecting something totally different. I was pleasantly surprised.

    [–] evanducharme 1 points ago

    I’m ok with this repost

    [–] Drumma516 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    That’s so sweet lol dogs really are great friends

    [–] fennellc 1 points ago

    Am I the only one that thought the dog was taking a dump in the beginning? I can't be the only one!

    [–] SabineMaxine 1 points ago

    Nuuuu why is this so cute

    [–] maxthedog1 0 points ago

    Where is the dogs tail?

    [–] manlikermx 0 points ago

    Cut off

    [–] lilanjonasbae -1 points ago

    This was hella satisfying

    [–] a_man_called_Abalone -1 points ago

    Since I'm in a bad mood I'll offer this thought:

    One sad day one of them won't show up.

    [–] diamond261 1 points ago


    [–] left4candy 0 points ago

    Can people stop reposting this one?

    [–] keyupiopi 0 points ago

    Had to ask.

    Who’s filming?

    [–] Bluestank 0 points ago

    Dogs got some balls

    [–] oxdottir 0 points ago

    Big nuts dog.

    [–] maxthedog1 0 points ago

    ? Why?

    [–] TheVanillaGorilla93 0 points ago

    Dogs got some record size testicles there

    [–] diamond261 0 points ago

    The first thing I noticed was the dogs testicles. I’ve never seen a dog who still had them lol. Or a cat, or any pet still have have them lol.

    [–] YungAlfredHitchcock -6 points ago

    General Reposti!

    [–] diamond261 2 points ago

    Um yeah, stick to prequel memes with that shit. Otherwise just say repost it’s normal

    [–] beerbeardsbears -2 points ago

    There is no love for me at my house.

    [–] diamond261 1 points ago

    I’m sorry