There are few things in life as profound and touching as the deep bond between a human and their dog. That bound grows even stronger under hard circumstances. Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald and Layka, a military dog, fought together on multiple missions in Afghanistan and were a pair to be reckoned with. During one particular mission, Layka was shot times by the enemy at point-blank range. In spite of her injuries, the dog subdued the shooter, saving Sgt. Julian McDonald and the rest of the team. But that’s not how the story ends. Grab the tissues and get ready because this one’s a tear-jeker!