Proud Golden Retriever dad meets his son for the first time in adorable clip

Golden Retriever dad Tucker with his pet parents
(Image credit: tuckerbudzyn/Instagram)

This Golden Retriever dad couldn’t be more excited to meet his son for the first time and we have to admit we had tears in our eyes watching him excitedly bound over to greet his little boy. 

In a TikTok clip posted on August the 17th, proud papa Tucker can be seen waiting inside the house, itching with anticipation as he eagerly watches for the door to open. The minute his mom, Courtney Budzyn, walks in with a basket containing Tucker’s young son Todd, he excitedly races to meet them, desperately trying to shower the little puppy with kisses.

Smiling and laughing, Budzyn gently tells Tucker to be careful before lowering the basket containing Todd onto the floor where the smitten dad is  quick to start sniffing and nuzzling his boy. In one of the sweetest moments, Budzyn can be heard saying to Tucker “this is your baby” as she holds Todd while Tucker licks him.


Welcome home my son 💛

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Before long the father and son duo can be seen frolicking together on the living room floor and the last glimpse we get is of the adorable Todd chasing after Tucker. We’re not at all surprised that the video has earned over 3.3 million likes and 22 million views with users sending tons of love in Tucker and Todd’s direction.

GioDjKing1090 says “OMG! They look so cute when they’re having a father and son day.” Skaya added “This is too much for my heart. Welcome home Todd.” And Fredi Pars took the words right out of our mouth with his comment “I sad ‘awwwww’ about a bazillion times.”

And do you want to know the best part about this video featuring Tucker and Todd? There’s plenty more where that came from! You can follow the adventures of father and son on TikTok at tuckerbudzyn where the pair have already racked up a cool 8.8 million followers.

Kathryn Williams
Freelance writer

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has been a member of the PetsRadar family since it launched in 2020. Highly experienced in her field, she's driven by a desire to provide pet parents with accurate, timely, and informative content that enables them to provide their fur friends with everything they need to thrive. Kathryn works closely with vets and trainers to ensure all articles offer the most up-to-date information across a range of pet-related fields, from insights into health and behavior issues to tips on products and training. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with her family (which includes one super sassy cat), drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and reading all the books.