LOOK: Chinese soldier retires from the army, gives his military dog a tearful goodbye


Throughout the years, we’ve come across stories of love and friendship from people who’ve had special experiences with their pets. And oftentimes, these tales leave us in a state of endless tears.

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Well, this story is no different than the ones you’ve heard before… and it’ll make you wish you’ve got more tissue boxes on hand whilst you read through this! 😭

This is the story of Chinese soldier Li Xiang’s tearful goodbye to his dog Xue Bao:

Earlier this month, Li Xiang retired from his post as a member of the China International Search and Rescue Team. But before leaving the military base, he spent some time saying goodbye to his canine companion Xue Bao.

According to the Facebook post of China Global Television Network (CGTN), Li has been Xue Bao’s trainer during the 16 years Li has served in the army. And in that span of time, they’ve gone on various training sessions and rescue missions together.  With each passing year of working together, they’ve become closer than ever.

So you can imagine Xue Bao’s surprise when Li started packing his bags. CGTN reports that Xue Bao refused to eat or drink as he sensed Li may be leaving. Worried about his friend, Li took Xue Bao for a walk and fed him for one last time as the dog’s trainer.   

Here are the photos from their emotional farewell:

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Finally, Li saluted Xue Bao one last time — marking the end of their work relationship.

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We truly hope Li and Xue Bao may see each other again soon but for now, you’re going to have to excuse us as we wipe the downpour of our tears from reading this story! 😭 😭 😭

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