Soldier Sends The Sweetest Gift To His Dog Back Home

Soldier Sends The Sweetest Gift To His Dog Back Home

Soldier Sends The Sweetest Gift To His Dog Back Home


JD Aument, is a firefighter in the Army Reserves. A few years ago he adopted Brindle, his best dog friend.
 
The past nine months, JD has been overseas serving his duties as a soldier. So, Brindle has been having a very hard time.

Soldier Sends The Sweetest Gift To His Dog Back Home
Image credit: Rachel Marie Aument

“He has days where he just sits at the front window, crying,” Rachel Marie Aument, JD’s wife, said.

Xander, the other dog of the family, also misses JD, but he is more of a mama’s boy.

Brindle has been very depressed waiting for his human to return home. Poor guy, he does not know the reason why his human is not coming back and that makes him sadder.

Soldier Sends The Sweetest Gift To His Dog Back Home
Image credit: Rachel Marie Aument

Fortunately, JD came up with an idea to make Brindle feel a little calmer. JD sent him a gift just for him: an unwashed shirt that still had JD’s scent on it.

JD still could not be at home to be with his best friend and tell him that everything is fine. But his idea worked better than he expected.

When Rachel gave the shirt to Brindle, she made sure to record him. She said: “He immediately knew that it was JD’s shirt. There was no doubt about it,” she added: “I was crying so hard while recording his reaction.”

Soldier Sends The Sweetest Gift To His Dog Back Home
Image credit: Rachel Marie Aument

Brindle had the best reaction, of course he could recognize the scent of his human. From the moment he was given the shirt, he takes it everywhere. Rachel thought better of putting the shirt on him, so he can carry it comfortably. What good parents does this pup have!

Soldier Sends The Sweetest Gift To His Dog Back Home
Image credit: Rachel Marie Aument

“I miss JD so much and it was the first time any of us had smelled him in almost 10 months,” Rachel said. “I had to take a minute with the shirt for myself before I could share with Brindle.”

We hope JD will be back soon with his family!

Watch Brindle’s reaction when his favorite soldier sends him the sweetest gift…

H/T: thedodo

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