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21 Ways Our Dogs Steal Our Hearts All Year Long

<p> <em><a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/1i5l4a/some_dogs_are_never_too_big_to_hug/">Reddit/Bloomingmarvelous</a></em><span></span> </p>

We love our dogs all year round, but in honor of Valentine's Day, let's reflect on why it is that they're the absolute best.

Because of friendships ...

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... however unlikely

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Because of sharing special moments

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Because of heroes ...

(Reddit/chanduravi92)

... and heroes in training

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Because of rides to the dog park ...

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... and rides home from the dog park

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Because of hellos like this

(Reddit/Big_Brain)

And because of goodbyes like these

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Because of getting dirty

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And getting clean

(Reddit/Annoyingtoread)

Because of sleeping like this

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And because of waking up like this

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Because of big hugs

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And little hugs

(Reddit/nataliebela)

Because of role models

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And reunions

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Because of forgiveness

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And thunderstorms

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Because of second chances

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And brand new beginnings

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But mostly we love them because they're our best friends

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