Shy Shelter Dog's Reaction To Getting Adopted Is The Definition Of Joy On Earth

Oh, happy day.

A shy shelter dog turned into a jumping, tail-wagging bundle of joy when he was adopted by a loving family.

Benny, an 8-month-old pit bull, was one of the dogs at the high-kill Carson Animal Care Shelter in Los Angeles. On Dec. 10, the little pup got the surprise of a lifetime when he found his forever home.

His response was all sorts of precious.

Visit the Carson Animal Care Shelter's website to see more animals available for adoption now.

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"Rudolph should have ditched Santa ages ago. Bullying isn't cool."
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"They know I can't read. Is this one of those dog-shaming signs? Is it?"
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"If I hold still enough, she'll probably think I'm a dust bunny and leave me alone."
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"I actually can't tell if I have hind legs right now."
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"You can't hear me, benevolent Rockette, but I'm screaming on the inside."
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"What have I done to be listed eternally in the Getty archives as 1960s COCKER SPANIEL PUPPY INSIDE CHRISTMAS WREATH LOOKING AT CAMERA? Is that literally my only worth?"
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"My joyful smile masks my insurmountable credit card debt."
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"You asked for a Golden Retriever and got me? Girl, I'm sorry."
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"Janice, I couldn't believe the audacity of Starbucks, either."
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"You let slip to one person that you're an electrician..."
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"I checked. Definitely not the real Santa, but probably one of his minions."
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"I only look like I'm smiling because my facial anatomy won't let me do anything else."
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"You want to know how Santa delivers all those presents? Dog labor. Little known fact."
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"I can't wait to chew on this tree and barf in the corner later."
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