This is the heartwarming moment a soldier is reunited with the dog he saved and adopted while deployed on Iraq. Thanks to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(SPCA), the dog was transported via place to the JFK International Airport, and then to Tampa, where she’s about to meet her rescuer. The moment was live on TV, and their reunion was overwhelming.
Nick Pierzchalski served as a black hawk pilot for over a year in Iraq. A bighearted guy, Nick always looked after his comrades. After all, even his job as a pilot is meant to bring the other soldiers to safety. But, meantime Nick found the time to look after other helpless creatures, also, like stray dogs.
Even overseas, the brave pilot adopted a few month old dog, he was looking after. He and his fellow soldiers used to feed Airys – as Nick named the stray dog – with their own food. Later they built a dog house for her and even ordered some dog food for her. In return, the energetic dog kept the soldiers spirit up and she was a source of happiness for everyone in the camp.
“She was a part of a pack of dogs, and she came running up to us after a crew came off the flight line,” Nick said. “We all had pets at home. Just to bring a little slice of home to us over there, it was the world to us.”
The soldier rapidly grew fond of the dog he rescued, so he was decided to get her in the US. But he was aware it would not be any easy task, though. Thankfully, with the help of SPCA, after nearly a year, Nick and his beloved furry companion was about to reunite on American soil.
“I didn’t think it was going to happen,” Nick said. “She’s part of the family now.”
Watch the the adorable moment, bellow!