When All He Expected To Do Was Attend A Knicks Game, This Army Vet Gets The Shock Of His Life!Victoria Lange
In the spirit of Memorial Day we have the touching story of a veteran getting the surprise of his life! Luciano Yulfo, an army veteran, was injured in 2014 while serving in Afghanistan. After serving in the army for 36 years and being injured, Luciano found it was time for him to retire.
After retiring and settling back home, Luciano was in need of a service dog. The wait-list was a long one! After a year and a half, Luciano still hadn’t received one. That is, until the day he attended a New York Knicks game. During the game’s half time, Luciano was given the surprise of his life! He was pulled onto the court and presented with his very own service dog named Murphy! You can literally see the pure happiness (and shock) on Luciano’s face when he sees Murphy being walked out to him. Immediately, Luciano falls to his knees and embraces Murphy. They duo bonded instantaneously and if their first meeting is anything to go by, they are sure to develop a loving friendship.
At 10-months-old, Murphy was raised to be a service dog. Veteran turned dog trainer, Charlie Jackson, trained him since birth. Jackson welcomed Murphy into his home where his own children grew attached to the pup. And while they were sad to see Murphy go, Jackson’s children knew the importance of giving back to those who deserve it most. And no one deserves Murphy more than a man that spent 36 years fighting for his country. So, thanks to Jackson and his children’s efforts, Murphy was more than ready to head off to his forever home with Luciano!