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When a man gets married, it’s only right that his best man is his very best friend. But in the case of Justin Lansford–a wounded veteran, his service dog is his best friend. So during their wedding day, his service dog was his best man…or shall we say, best dog?
In 2012, Justin Lansford lost his leg in Afghanistan because of an Improvised Explosion Device (IED). When Justin returned home, he was paired with a service dog named Gabe to help him cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Gabe is a 2-year-old Golden Retriever who just graduated from the Warrior Canine Connection. Ever since then, Justin and Gabe became best buddies. So when Justin was planning his wedding with Carol Balmes, there was only one Best Man he had in mind–his service dog, Gabe.
When Justin proposed to Carol, Gabe helped him with that too. And during their wedding day, Gabe stood by Justin. And he was not just the Best Man, he was the Ring Bearer too!
Gabe was the most handsome and most adorable best man/ringbearer ever! Everybody loved him. And of course, he also got to kiss the bride!
Watch the video below for the full story!
Congratulations to the newlyweds! And we also would like to congratulate Gabe for doing such a great job being the Best Man and ring bearer of the couple!
You can check out more photos and videos of Gabe at his Facebook Page.
Featured Photo: @wccgabell/Facebook
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