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Teenage Refugee Couldn't Leave His Puppy Behind

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Thousands of Syrian refugees are fleeing for Europe - leaving behind everything they know to undertake the dangerous, sometimes deadly journey.

But one young man couldn't leave his best friend, so he took his puppy as he fled his war-torn homeland for Greece.


17-year-old Aslan arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos with only a small backpack and his beloved puppy, Rose.

In a video posted to Facebook by the UN Refugee Agency, Aslan is asked why he brought Rose with him. "I love my dog," he says simply.


Aslan even has a special passport for Rose. The future is uncertain for these two, but one thing is for sure - wherever Aslan goes, Rose will go too. And he's not even the only Syrian refugee to carry a beloved pet with him as he flees.

Watch the whole video below, and click here to find out how you can help refugees like Aslan and Rose.

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