Puppies have the most adorable way of showing their excitement. It starts with a little tail wag and quickly escalates into a whole body wiggle that takes over completely. Let’s be honest, a happy puppy is just about the best thing in the world. We dare you to watch this video and not agree.

What makes this video (featuring an utterly thrilled little Pit Bull pup) even better is the fact that this is the puppy’s reaction to seeing the man who rescued him. Pit Bulls are a highly misunderstood breed. Known for their large stature and loyalty, some Pit Bull guardians train these dogs for the sole purpose of fighting them for money. Not only has this sick practice led to the death of many pitties, but it has also left the breed with a stigma for being “naturally” aggressive and violent.

This ridiculous stereotype could not be farther from the truth. Anyone who has spent time with a Pit Bull knows just how loving and docile these dogs can be. However, due to their “bad reputation” Pit Bulls are often abandoned by their guardians. Luckily, there are many kind people who devote their lives to rescuing Pit Bulls and spreading the truth about how amazing these dogs are.

The man in this video rescued this tiny Pit Bull puppy and the gratitude the puppy shows is absolutely heartwarming. For his compassionate deed, we’d give this kind individual a hug, too.