Research Shows Dogs Have Emotional Reunions With Their Favorite Human

Dogs are so emotionally connected to their owners that they end up in tears when they see them after being away from them, according to a new study. They get so excited and happy to meet their favorite person that they express their love through tears. It seems that having a dog is a journey of love that keeps getting better and better.

The Study

Research findings in the journal Current Biology explain dogs’ emotional responses after their reunion with their owners. It’s believed that over the years, dogs have evolved so much and have become better at communication than other animals. They have mastered the ability to communicate with humans through their eyes. Tears in their eyes are proof of how deep and mutual the relationship is between a pet and its owner. The study suggested that instead of counting the tears they shed, what matters is the volume of those tears in their eyes. They compared the volume of tears when dogs are at home to when they reunite with their owners. Dogs don’t normally weep like humans, but they express it through something commonly known as puppy-dog eyes.

Tearful Dogs Are Happy Dogs

Many research has shown that when a dog meets its owner, its body releases oxytocin in their body which is commonly known as the love hormone. This hormone is known for social bonding and care as it increases the volume of tears in their eyes. Author Takefumi Kikusui explained that the tears shed by the dogs are associated with positive emotions. He believes that they have become like a partner to humans and form deep bonds with them. Now, we all know how dogs react in a happy situation, but how they express their emotions when they are sad is still a mystery for researchers.

These Are The Apps Looking To Become The Next TikTok

No app can last forever. Although TikTok might be the insanely popular right now, recent concerns over its lifespan may mean it’ll soon be gone forever. In its place will be a whole host of similar apps vying to be its successor, including these.


Given that the app’s investors include Snoop Dogg and Eminem, it’s no surprise that Triller is a lot more integrated with the music industry than TikTok is. Offering a similar but more musical-based service to the current frontrunner, Triller could become the new short-form video app to be on. Some of TikTok’s most notable creators, including Charli D’Amelio and Josh Richards, are already active on here.


Made by the same person responsible for Vine, Byte is an app that’s been growing in popularity since last Christmas. It’s already been embraced by people whose content is a little too outside of the box for many TikTok users. The fact that it has a connection to Vine, the app which started this whole craze off, has also helped matters.

Clash Video

Not only is this app extremely new to the market, but it was also co-founded by Brendon McNerney of Vine fame. He created the app to give creators something to use that featured all the editing tools they’d need for high-quality videos. Clips can only last 21 seconds and don’t feature music, but other than that, the app is very much like Tik Tok.

Instagram Reels

Instagram isn’t afraid of utilizing features from other apps to make itself bigger, so it’s no surprise it’s now introduced Instagram Reels. Offering essentially the same service as Tik Tok but on a platform that people already love, this new feature is bound to be a big hit.

These apps all have a chance of becoming the next best thing, but only one of them can become the top dog.