Dogs are often called man’s best friend. If you have ever doubted this statement, just take a look at the video give below. The internet is filled with lots of stories about a dog’s loyalty, and this is one of them. You are going to be left in tears when you see what three previously stray dogs did for their soldier friends! A dog is said to be the only creature in the world that loves you more than he loves himself. And it has never been more true than in this story.

Sgt. Chris Duke was serving in Afghanistan when became friends with three dogs; Rufus, Target, and Sasha. He gave them food and took care of them. The pooches grew very close to Chris. One day, a suicide bomber tried to attack his base. But when the dogs noticed the suspicious person, they did everything in their power to stop him themselves. They attacked the intruder and this forced him to detonate the bomb before even entering the base. Thanks to the dogs, all the 50 soldiers survived that night.

Sadly, Sasha, who was the youngest puppy, couldn’t survive the injuries. Target also had an unfortunate tragedy. He was adopted by one of the soldiers, but he escaped from the family’s yard, was captured by animal control, and was euthanized by accident. The video below shares the touching moment when Sgt. Chris Duke reunites with his canine heroes, Rufus and Target.

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