GARDENA ( — It’s the most wonderful time of year for an 8-month-old dog who was recently adopted from a shelter in Gardena.

On Nov. 23, Benny, a male Pit Bull, was brought to the Carson Animal Care Center, located in the 200 block of Victoria Street.

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According to the shelter, Benny instantly captured the hearts of those who greeted him at his kennel, but it took some time before he met his match.

It wasn’t until Dec. 10 that Benny’s new family decided to make him a permanent addition within their home, just in time for the holidays.

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The Facebook page titled Saving Carson Shelter Dogs posted a video of Benny greeting his family members at the shelter.

In the short clip, Benny is seen rapidly wagging his tail and jumping for joy while he is led out of the building.

Since the video was posted online, it has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.

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