Pit bull greets his owner after 7-month deployment
Watch as "Kanoh" the pit bull gives his owner, Air Force Master Sgt. Hector Rivera, a hero's welcome after Rivera's seven-month deployment overseas.
the dog waiting patiently on his paws. This pit bull knows something's up. This is the story that the community needs. This is nothing but goodness right now. For the past seven months, David and Joanna Donohue have been taking good care of their temporary companion, Qena. He's been just a wonderful dog, but his real owner, Master Sergeant Hector Rivera of the US Air Force, is coming home. Hey, no Steve. And that's where Keano's heading to. I didn't know how he was gonna react. To be honest with you, I got Terry. I got really Terry and, um, just he knows. I don't know. It was just You can't explain. Reunited at last After seven long months overseas, Rivera doesn't have to look at his tattoo of his dog anymore because my son, you know, he's gonna be seven years old in March, and I've had him since he was a pup, and I didn't have anyone that could take care of him. So it was hard. It was tough leaving them behind. Rivera had heard about a program called Dogs on Deployment is the second time I've used words cannot describe how thankful I am. The Donahues of Attleboro, who were once strangers stepped up to the plate to foster the four legged friend. Um, they've been wonderful to me constantly. They will stay in contact with me, so that made me feel great. Rivera has his best friend back, and he gained a few in the making. I'm just so glad to see them back together again. It's just great ball. Rivera is appreciative for all the Donahues have done. Honestly, I just want to say I'm so grateful. Grateful for people like Joanna and David, one sacrifice is as good as the next level of service is not just for veterans. I think we all as a community support their service and that becomes our service. Yeah, reporting in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Samarie, NBC tenders.