#NeverForget: Last Living 9/11 Search and Rescue Dog Honored With Dream Day
Okay, this one put dust in my eye. Then I cleared it out. But more seemed to find its into way in my eye. It's a vicious cycle. Don't you dare judge me.
Yes today is a somber day, one that deserves both reverence and remembrance. But we can also celebrate our heroes. The heroes from the FDNY and NYPD, as well as leaders who rallied together to support the American people and get the city of New York back on its feet. They deserve our gratitude. But coming to us from BarkPost.com may be the most touching, heartwarming video you'll see all day, about an unlikely hero who you may have forgotten.
This here is proof that Dog is man's best friend. An animal designed to be the eyes and ears that we don't have. To make up for the instinctual gaps that we lack, as we fill their needs for dependence on us. It's a symbiotic relationship rarely found in nature, and one that has always been a big part of my life.
Bretagne may just be an animal, but she (and other pooches like her) was every bit as instrumental in helping the victims of 9/11 that day. Even more than that, she helped long after the day was over.
Bretagne took on several roles
- First, she was a search and rescue dog.
- Then, when it was too late to rescue anyone else, she accompanied her officer to recovery missions.
- Finally, when the rest of the world had moved on, Bretagne acted as a therapy dog for those affected by the horrible tragedies.
Such an amazing story behind such an uplifting video. I get it, Bretagne is just a dog. She didn't have a choice in the matter of doing her job. But she did it anyway. As surely as 9/11 showed us that evil exists, Britagne and her owner are proof that there will always be good people (and canines) to fight it.
Good dog, Bretagne. Good dog.