Rocky received a purple heart for his service, and is happily cuddling up with Brown at the hospital.
"One of our Military Working Dogs, Rocky, and his handler were injured this week during operations in Afghanistan," the 89th Military Police Brigade wrote on Facebook on December 9. "Rocky and his handler are staying in the same room right now as they are receiving treatment for their injuries. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they recover during the holiday season."
The two photos of the pair have gone viral, pulling at the heartstrings of animal lovers all over the world. Many have shared their emotions on Facebook.