Meet Private Hannah Forkar, 21 years old, from Cleveland, Ohio. She went off for a basic training in September before transferring to Huston after her graduation in November.
“I’ve never been away from home before,” Foraker told BuzzFeed News. “I’ve lived a very sheltered life. To have to leave to go to another state alone in a stressful environment like basic training was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
She has spent tough times after she was separated from her loving animals, a horse Derby, and her 13-year old Golden Retriever, Buddy.
“She’s very old and has arthritis and is mostly deaf,” Foraker said, “but I still remember getting her as a puppy.”
When Forkar went back home for a two week holida, she was received by a heartwarming reunion from her beloved Buddy.
The reunion between Private Forkar and her beloved Buddy was so emotional!
“We opened the front door and she came running out and greeted me and my family, but then kind of did a double take and came back to me,” Foraker said.
“She was completely overwhelmed and she couldn’t even stand up,” Foraker said.
Private Forkar said Buddy’s excitement resulted in a new sense of energy for the old dog.
“My parents were so astonished by how happy she was during my time at home,” she said. “She normally has trouble going up and down the stairs and takes shorter walks, but now that I was home she was so happy and active. She would get up and do her happy dance.”
“It was amazing,” Foraker said of the reunion with her old friend. “I wish I could do it again.”
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