After the family dog passed away last year, Philip Michaels knew he would have to wait a while to allow his father time to grieve before bringing a new puppy into the house.

Sensing it was finally time, Philip and his mother visited the same shelter that introduced them to their previous pet 15 years ago, and brought home a precious Havanese-Maltese mix for dad.

Above is the moment the two met for the first time, on Christmas Day. Below is a photo of the now-inseparable pair watching puppy videos on YouTube together.

[H/T: Reddit]