This story originally appeared at LittleThings.
Warning: You’re gonna need to keep your tissues close for this one.
In 2011, Tracy Whyatt followed her passion for saving the lives of unloved dogs. She and her husband Scott started taking road trips, collecting unwanted dogs from Texas kill shelters, and relocating them to other states to find their forever homes.
Thus began their incredible company, Tracy’s Dogs. Since then, they’ve adopted out over 3,700 dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized.
These days, Tracy’s Dogs partners with PetSmart to set meeting places where new owners will meet their dogs. Every month—after filling out applications, matching owners to the right dogs, and completing the pre-adoption process—Scott loads dozens of lucky pups into a 32-foot trailer and takes them to PetSmart parking lots in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Florida, where the new, pre-approved pet parents are eagerly waiting.
In the video below from HooplaHa—Only Good News, watch the moment some of these new owners meet their dogs for the very first time. It’s so incredibly beautiful and emotional to watch these families growing right before your eyes.
“I cried with happiness through most of this video,” one commenter writes. “I have never seen so many adorable dogs get adopted on the same day. It seemed like most of the dogs knew that they were finally going home to their forever family and would never worry again. I can’t believe that if it wasn’t for your help these dogs would no longer be here. This was the most heartwarming thing that I have seen in a while.”
Click here if you would like to learn more about Tracy’s Dogs.
Watch the dogs meeting their families for the first time below!
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