Wounded Veteran’s Therapy Dog Serves as Best Man at Wedding!
This war veteran came back home with a ‘missing’ leg.
The pup had done so much for him, so it made sense that the dog took part in the biggest day of his life
In 2013, Lansford ‘lost’ his left leg in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Lanford served as a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division and they were assigned to serve in Afghanistan in 2012.
Lanford’s left leg had to be ‘amputated’ after the war, causing him to live his life at home with a prosthetic limb.
To help the veterans cope up and recover from the traces of war, the family got him a service dog.
Him meet a 2-year old Golden Retriever named Gabe. The pooch helped Lanford in many ways by staying close to him and assisting him with his daily activities.
He helps me with one thing to the next. If I fall, he’ll come up running next to me and I can use him to push off of to get up off the ground.
From man’s best friend to ‘best man.’
Justin had been dating Carol for quite some time and he proposed in 2014.
The couple started prepping for the wedding, choosing the perfect venue, the perfect theme, and the perfect attendees.
As for the best man for the wedding, Lanford already knew who to choose, and it was his loyal service dog, Gabe.
Colorful petals and beautiful smiles filled the space as the wedding took place in Largo, Florida, the place where Gabe walked both the groom and bride down the aisle.
The pooch stood obediently beside the couple in the middle of the flowery arch where the couple exchanged their sweet vows, officially pronouncing them as husband and wife.
Congratulations on your sweet marriage, so wonderful, lovely dog.
Thank you for making your precious furbaby your best man
It is just amazing how this pooch served the family in the most wholesome and endearing ways.
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