VIDEO: 'Dog passes out from overwhelming joy' after reuniting with family member

Posted at 9:28 AM, Jul 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-28 14:40:10-04

A pet schnauzer was clearly overcome with emotion when seeing a "family member" for the first time in two years.

The video titled 'Dog passes out from overwhelming joy' was posted to YouTube on July 24 and already has more than 17 million views.

Rebecca Ehalt wrote, "A pet dog's reaction to a family member returning home after 2 years... which in fairness is 14 years in dog years."

The dog whines like crazy for at least 20 seconds as the woman tries to calm her down. And then the dog wobbles and falls over.

"Is she okay?" someone says in the background, as the woman cuddles and pets the gray dog.

"The schnauzer, Casey, was taken to the vet, the vet saw the video, and everything is fine with her. No worries," Ehalt wrote on YouTube.