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A Fallen Soldier’s Puppy Gives His Parents Hope.

A Fallen Soldier’s Puppy Gives His Parents Hope.

When soldier Justin Rollins died in Iraq, his parents decided to honor him in a very special way. They searched for the puppy Justin had adopted during the war and brought it home to live with them.
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This picture of Justin was taken the day before he died. When his parents saw it, they decided to try and find his puppy.

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The army helped them find the dog. When they brought it home to live with them, Justin’s parents named the dog Hero.

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Hero became a beloved family member and he was a daily reminder to Justin’s parents about what a wonderful son they had.

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One day, ABC News visited the family to do a story on Hero. But when the photographer working the story followed Hero to the backyard, something unexpected happened. The photographer looked through her camera lens and saw this amazing sight.

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It was a cloudy day, but just when the photographer pointed her camera at Hero, the clouds burst open and a beam of light shined down on the dog. It was as if Justin was there and was watching over Hero.

When the picture was published, it received a lot of attention and created debate online. Some people were convinced that Justin created the beam of light. Others thought it was a mere coincidence.

The photographer herself told told ABC: “I’m tempted to think that it was some kind of connection. But what I know happened is that it was a beautiful moment with Justin’s family. And it gave them comfort and it gave them hope.”

Justin’s parents, however, believe that their son is watching over all three of them.

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See the family’s story here:

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