Brindle loves his parents JD and Rachel Aument more than anything in this world.
JD and Rachel have one more dog, Xavier. According to Rachel, Xavier is closer to her, and Brindle is closer to JD.
JD is a military veteran, and in 2018, he got deployed overseas. Since JD was bonded to Brindle, the little pup had a hard time coping with his dad’s deployment.
Rachel told The Dodo, “He’s so sad without him here. He loves me, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not his person. He has days where he just sits at the front window, crying.”
Nine months into JD’s deployment, Rachel talked to JD about Brindle and JD wanted to do something to help the pup. He quickly came up with the perfect idea.
JD sent home his “stinky” shirt that just smelled just like him!
Gross right? But it worked.
Rachel gave Brindle the shirt, and the dog immediately started rubbing against it, with his tail wagging. Rachel said, “He immediately knew that it was JD’s shirt. There was no doubt about it. I was crying so hard while recording his reaction.”
She further added, “I miss JD so much and it was the first time any of us had smelled him in almost 10 months. I had to take a minute with the shirt for myself before I could share with Brindle.”
Rachel shared this adorable video of Brindle’s reaction to the shirt and it quickly went viral.
Source – Animal Channel