Sgt. 1st Class Luciano Yulfo thought that he was brought onto the court for a free jersey – little did he know that the NBA had a lot more planned for the retired army veteran.
Since the sergeant sustained an injury during his 2014 service in Afghanistan, Luciano has been waiting 18 months for a service dog to accompany him during his retirement in New York City.
So the Hoops for Troops program hooked up with Paws of War to provide Luciano with Murphy – a trained Golden Retriever service dog.
The veteran reacts with such joy, he drops his cane and stoops to meet his new companion like a boy on Christmas Day.
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