The men and women that go to war are certainly to be admired. They place their lives on the line to guarantee our way of life and they truly exemplify the spirit of service to the nation that they love. However, the toll that being deployed to a war zone takes on these men and women is beyond anything that civilians can imagine.
Just because these citizen soldiers are selfless and brave doesn’t mean they don’t crave the normalcy of home and many soldiers adopted members of the local animal population. Even though interacting with local animals is generally forbidden due to the possibility of rabies and other diseases, these troopers managed to form a brief bond and, I imagine, have a small taste of home.
These photos of soldiers and animals that became best friends overseas will warm your heart.
h/t: Earth Porn via Imgur.