This Dog Was Best Man at a Wedding and When You Learn Why Your Heart Will Melt

This little guy is a hero.
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In 2012 Justin Lansford tragically lost his leg in an IED explosion whilst serving as a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan, but thanks to Warrior Canine Connection he didn't have to face his injuries alone when he returned home.

This is Gabe. Throughout the day Gabe would assist Lansford, helping him to open doors and get up and down.

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Gabe has excelled in his job, helping Lansford on his road to recovery, but he was recently given another job...

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Best man at Lansford's wedding. Lansford was getting married to Carol Balmes, his long term girlfriend.

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After all that the two had been through the job of best man couldn't have been given to anyone more deserving.

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Gabe dressed smartly for the occasion and behaved impeccably as always.

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Watch this video to find out more about their story:

h/t ViralNova, Reddit