It's a scientifically proven fact that dogs love you. Yes, you!
It's also known that dogs experience homesickness whenever we're away for too long. Oof, ouch, you hear that? That's the sound of my heart breaking into a million pieces.
But you know what's incredibly healing? Seeing people utilize apps like FaceTime to chat with their furry friends. Finally, a near perfect use of smartphone technology. Below are some examples of the most uplifting interactions between humans and dogs over video call.
1. A couple of good boys right here
my girlfriend fell asleep and me n the dog jus been talkin... pic.twitter.com/ZDqsx69syb
— sam (@spicegirlsam) February 6, 2019
2. Omw to steal your girl
it’s been plenty time my boyfriend left his phone and his dog be comin out of no where 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/3WBtmBLKgB
— a$aindollpothead 💕 (@babyybenjiis) February 7, 2019
3. Look at all the love in her eyes!
4. Patience is a virtue
5. A real family man
This is my dog realizing hes fting with me & my family because were away on vacay and look how happy he got. 😭😭😭😭😍😍 pic.twitter.com/ywXpE651iQ
— Edz (@deeeameddie) January 16, 2017
6. Oh no, my heart
7. Even celebs FaceTime their doggos
8. Don't worry girl, she'll be back soon
OKAY SO IM AT COLLEGE AND I WATED MY DAD PUT MY DOG ON FACETIME AND AS I WAS SAYING HI TO HER AND SHE LOOKED DOWN THE STAIRS TO SEE IF I WAS HOME BC SHE HEARD MY VOICE THROUGH THE PHONE...MY HEART BROKE😭💔 (sorry there’s no sound lol) pic.twitter.com/IF4FR3yN5R
— gillian♡ (@gillcalbi) February 7, 2019
9. Now this is true friendship
My bff and I made our dogs FaceTime each other. pic.twitter.com/kYMN2DAyBi
— Kelli Gunn (@jabroniii92) February 6, 2019
10. She's right there!
My mom put the phone down and had me talk to my dog on FaceTime so then he crawled into my bed thinking I was home STOP IT HURTS pic.twitter.com/WXtVlfA2Jo
— kenz (@mykenziegaarza) February 6, 2019
11. A family who FaceTimes together
my mom broke her ipad so we use fb messenger to facetime with my nephew and my dog knows the ringing noise so he just sits and waits for them to pop up on the screen 😭 pic.twitter.com/KGwI4s9NFg
— ㅤً (@wantyoutilidie) February 5, 2019
While these interactions are peak Wholesome Content™, don't blame your pup if they're unresponsive over the phone — scientists say that dogs have a harder time recognizing their owners' faces over small screens.
A dog's sensory input is also much more attuned to your scent and tone of voice than visual images. According to a HuffPost article, dogs also process visuals 25 percent faster than humans. So when Fido looks at the screen, they may only be seeing a jerky, fuzzy picture of your face.
That shouldn't stop you from FaceTiming your pet if you want to see their beautiful face, though. If you're worried about your best bud being homesick, know that if they can hear your voice, they most likely know it's you.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be in the corner, crying over all the love dogs have in their hearts for us.