This is the moment an emotional birthday girl reacted with pure joy after realising she had received a Shiba Inu as a gift after waiting six years for a dog.
When Colette Francisco, from Town and Country, Missouri, turned nine years old she received the puppy present she had been waiting almost two thirds of her life for.
After her mother Michelle picked her up from art camp on her birthday on July 31, Colette was told they were going to celebrate with cake and ice cream.
Instead, the family turned up at the breeder's house where the birthday girl was told to sit down and close her eyes.
py was placed in her arms, an exasperated Colette could only say 'wait a second' before bursting into floods of tears.