The near-death experience had taken its toll on Godfrey, to say the least, but his absence for all those weeks had also been taking its toll on Willie. Godfrey's sister had taken the dog in, but it was impossible, of course, to explain to him where his best friend had gone.
That's what made their recent reunion so very special. In fact, Willie could hardly believe his eyes that his owner was really home. (Fortunately, as you'll see, Willie's nose was more convincing.)
Here's video from that moment: