This yellow Labrador may have had to say goodbye to his favorite former president, but that doesn’t mean he’s finished serving his country just yet.
Following the death of his owner, George H. W. Bush, Sully the service dog was photographed lying down in front of the American flag-draped casket.
Now, Sully is appearing across social media once again because he was sworn in as a new service dog for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland—and the ceremony was pawsitively adorable.
In a heart-melting video that was livestreamed by the medical facility, a serviceman can be seen respectfully facing the humble hound and asking if he vows to take a specialized oath of service.
“Do you affirm or pant as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy that you will support, comfort and cheer warriors and their families, active duty and retired?” asked the service member.
“That you embrace our staff and bear unconditional love and solace, especially on busy days? That you take this obligation freely, without any promise of treats or tummy rubs and that you will faithfully discharge the duties to provide joy, love and nurturing for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and sailors and their families?”
Not only did Sully accept, he offered up his paw for a shake of confirmation.
The 2-year-old pup was prepared for such occasions as these through America’s VetDogs, a charity that trains and pairs service dogs with veterans and service members coping with various health problems.
Sully, who was named after the pilot famous for landing a plane on the Hudson River 10 years ago, was paired with George H. W. Bush in June and stayed with him until his funeral in December.
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