It seems like such a good idea at the time, right? You're at the bar, or the state fair, or some amusement park and hey, what's that? A mechanical bull? "Sure, I could totally ride that," you think.
By now you've probably seen at least one video of a soldier or Marine returning home and seeing his dog for the first time. It's one of the things the Internet does that really, genuinely tugs at your heartstrings.