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Wounded Army Veteran’s Therapy Dog Becomes Best Man On His Wedding

Justin Lansford may have lost his leg. But he gained a genuine friend.

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In 2012, Justin Lansford, a U.S. Army veteran, experienced an IED explosion that changed his life forever. At the time, he was assigned in Afghanistan and that incident led to him permanently losing one of his legs.

When Lansford was sent home to recover, he was given a 2-year-old Golden Retriever named Gabe. This wonderful therapy dog graduated from the Wounded Canine Connection, a non-profit group that supports wounded servicemen by providing them with dogs that help them overcome post traumatic stress disorder. Needless to say, Lansford and Gabe eventually became the best of buddies.

Over the weekend, the two took their friendship to a whole new level as Lansford finally tied the knot with Carol Balmes, his longtime girlfriend. What was Gabe’s involvement in this? Well, Lansford picked his pet to be his best man for the wedding.

Golden Retriever Gabe was Justin Lansford’s best man when he married Carol Balmes.

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Photo credit: Brad Hall Photography

It’s absolutely a testament of genuine friendship between a man and a dog. The gesture has touched so many of the couple’s guests and even the netizens who have seen the wedding photos on the internet.

Justin, Carol, and Gabe definitely dressed up for the occasion.

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Photo credit: Brad Hall Photography

The wedding ceremony was held at Largo, Florida and was attended by friends and loved ones.

High school sweethearts now happily spend their married life together with their beloved dog.

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Photo credit: Facebook

Justin and Carol have been together since they were in high school. With Gabe’s help, he proposed to her during last year’s Veteran’s Day and she, of course, said yes.

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What are the odds something tries to eat you, only to end up your savior.

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Eugene Finney went swimming with his girlfriend and two kids at Huntington Beach, California over the summer while he was visiting his parents, who lived in the area.

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According to Professor Dan Fisher, the mammoth was probably around 40 years old at the time of its death, and lived around 10,000-15,000 years ago.

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You never really know what you will find when digging in a yard. It is not surprising to dig up everyday things such as old shoes, bottle caps, shards of bottles, buttons, and cans. However, there are some instances when an unsuspecting person digging a hole in his yard finds strange things - from ancient coins, jewelry, and even fossils.

Such is the case of James Bristle. James and his family have lived in their farmland in Michigan since the 1950s.

In recent years, they have expanded their property, buying the parcel of land across his farm. Planning to create a new station for a new natural gas line, he and a friend began digging into the soil, only to be surprised with what they found underneath - the remains of a woolly mammoth. According to him, "We thought it was a bent fence post. It was covered in mud."  Immediately after the discovery, James contacted University of Michigan professor Dan Fisher to further investigate what they found.

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Cute Golden Retriever Pup Bathes and Towels All By Himself

Brady isn’t just cute and adorable, he’s also a smart golden retriever pup!

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