Golden retriever pup meets new owner in viral video after taking solo flight to join her

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Captain, a golden retriever puppy, has been seen by millions on TikTok.

That’s because the captain, now nearly 13 weeks old, first met his new owner Carly Hudson at Melbourne Airport, Australia, as he was brought to her in a crate after the flight .

Hudson told Fox News Digital the pup took a solo flight from Brisbane to Melbourne to join his new owner – and the moment was clearly overwhelming for both of them.

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Hudson posted a TikTok of the couple’s initial encounter as the captain was released from his carrier at the airport.

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Little Captain, a golden retriever pup, took a solo flight to Melbourne, Australia to meet his new owner, Carly Hudson.
(TikTok/carlyandcaptain)

In the video, as soon as she opens the crate and lifts it up, Captain – tail wagging wildly – is seen giving his new mom lots of hugs and kisses.

The caption of the video reads: “The day the captain flew to finish [our] family.”

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The TikTok has gone viral with over 2.2 million views and 372,000 likes to date.

Hudson runs a TikTok account now dedicated to the captain called “carlyandcaptain”, which shows the pup as he grows.

On the social media page, it seems Captain totally enjoys his toys, baths, and sticks his head out of the car window while commuting.

One commenter wrote to the pup’s new mum and dad, “He’s gorgeous. Congratulations on becoming parents.”

In addition to making great pets, golden retrievers make top-notch therapy dogs, according to the AKC.

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They seem to have the characteristics of empathy and unconditional love, which Captain seems to have in spades for his owner.

In terms of popularity, Golden Retrievers have been in the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States for decades.

Most male golden retrievers weigh between 65 and 75 pounds, while females are smaller between 55 and 65 pounds.

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The average life expectancy of a golden retriever is between 10 and 12 years.

Goldens are known to be affectionate with their family, and good with children and other dogs.