Talk about a reunion to remember.
U.S. Army Specialist Vance McFarland has been reunited with his beloved 5-year-old Czech Shepard Ikar, with whom he served in Afghanistan in 2012.
"We went to Afghanistan and found roadside bombs, IEDs," McFarland told HumanKind of the sweet pooch, who was trained as a Tactical Explosive Detection Dog. "Having with a dog with you on deployment is almost like having a little bit of home."
The two were separated when McFarland returned home in September 2012 after Ikar was sent to live with another handler. "When we walked off the planes at Fort Brag, I had Ikar long enough to take a picture before they took him away from me and sent him back to…Afghanistan," he recalled.