Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a reason, and a big part of that reason is those amazing hugs they give. When you’re upset, tired, overwhelmed, or have just had a really long day, you can always trust that your furry faithful friend will be waiting for you with paws wide open. Although hugs from humans are great as well, there’s just nothing that can beat that unconditional love felt in the hug of four-footed bud.

Don’t be fooled, though. Sometimes the hug isn’t always just for you. A lot of times your pup or overgrown baby needs to feel the love of their human, too. They will get just as much satisfaction out of latching onto you when they’ve had a rough day, also.

It could be out of fear from loud fireworks, or just sadness because you left the house without them. Sometimes, they could really just use a hug and they won’t always wait for you to offer. These 35 pictures of dogs who just have to give their humans a big old hug will have your heart melting with puppy love.