Not sure where this video originates from – but it doesn’t really matter. This kind of greeting is universal no matter what language, school or even country. Watching the video to the end, it’s impossible to tell if the kid is happier or his dog!

The companionship of a family pet is one of the most valuable ways we have to teach our children how to love another being, how to care another being, how to give them respect, and how to enjoy them for who they are. Doesn’t have to be a cute puppy either – cats (admittedly, in their own special way) show their affection, and all kinds of other pets that we invite in to our lives.