There’s a reason dogs are commonly referred to as man’s best friend. They love humans, especially the ones who cuddle with them, feed them, and walk them. So when one of those people disappears for a long period of time, it’s a bit of a heartbreak.

But when they return home, boy is it glorious. Watch how these golden retrievers greet their mom when she comes back after being away on a long summer trip.

These big puppies couldn’t be any happier! I love how one went to get a toy as kind of a welcome back gift — so cute.