Dogs perform a crucial part in the United States military, continually risking their lives to protect others.
They have abilities and capabilities that humans do not have, such as the ability to detect mines and bombs using their strong sense of smell. They form genuine ties with their human partners as well, which can last long after the release.
One moving viral photo shows a faithful military dog guarding a soldier napping at the airport.
Someone got a photo of the watchful German shepherd keeping an eye on his napping companion at the Indianapolis airport. According to WPTV, they were lounging at the airport terminal with a team of ten human soldiers and two canines.
It was unclear if they were preparing to fly out for release or heading home, but they were plainly fatigued and needed to rest wherever they could.
And this soldier could rest well, knowing that his loving protector was keeping an eye on him and possibly acting as a fuzzy blanket as well.