Best Friends Reunite

"Kanoh" the pit bull gives his owner, Air Force Master Sgt. Hector Rivera , a hero's welcome after Rivera's seven month deployment overseas. WJAR's Sam Read reports.

(WJAR/NBC News) — Air Force Master Sgt. Hector Rivera and his best friend, “Kanoh” the pit bull are together again after Rivera’s seven month deployment to Kuwait

Cameras were rolling when the pair were recently reunited at “Paws on You” in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Owners David and Joeana Donahue are volunteers for “Dogs on Deployment,” an organization that helps service members find foster families for their pets while they’re deployed.

“He’s my son. He’s going to be 7 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. It was tough leaving him behind,” said Rivera. “I have a tattoo of him on my arm, not many people love their dog as much as me.”

“He’s been just a wonderful dog, companion to have in the house. My cuddle bug,” said Joeana. “My dad was in Army. I’ve had a connection with the military. I wanted to give back to the community that gives to us and this is the way I know how.”

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