Watch: Dog passes out from excitement during joyful reunion

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – A sweet schnauzer was so overwhelmed to see its owner he passed out from excitement.

Video of the emotional reunion was posted to YouTube Thursday by Rebecca Ehalt, apparently the lucky owner who was met with such a beautiful greeting.

It has since garnered more than 125,000 views, which doubled in the span of just a few hours Friday morning.

The dog hadn’t seen its human counterpart in two years – a length of time that, Ehalt is quick to point out, was more like 14 years for the canine.

When they’re finally together again, the pup squeals with excitement then falls to its side, seemingly stunned by joy. A few seconds later, its back on its feet – and still as thrilled.

Leaving a comment on the video is now disabled, but earlier, many commenters derided the family for reveling in what looked like a painful, if not dangerous, experience for the dog.

Ehalt added a sidenote to her video description, saying: “The schnauzer was taken to the vet, the vet saw the video, and everything is fine. No worries.”

Ehalt didn’t reveal why the pair was separated for two years. Messages left with the poster have not yet been returned.

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