Dog Befriended Soldiers And Then Flipped-Out When She Recognized One Of Them

| Published on May 13, 2023

Soldiers often interact with locals while serving abroad, including animals. Nick Pierzchalsk, a medevac pilot in Iraq, met a friendly 1-year-old stray Shepherd mix that approached him and played with him. Nick and his crew grew fond of the dog and named her Airys, which they felt was an uplifting name for their deployment overseas.


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Airy was fed and housed by the crew on a daily basis, and she even had her own kennel built in their hangar. She became a member of the team. Nick’s companions kept urging him to bring her back home with him and adopt her once he returned to the United States. He knew he couldn’t let Airys live in the harsh desert environment. He’d fallen for her hard and wanted to provide her with a wonderful life – running on green grass while happily chasing squirrels.

Nick was able to complete his ambition and Airys has flown all the way to the United States thanks to SPCA International. Fox 13 News broadcast their incredible reunion at Tampa International Airport live.


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Airys’ video provides a look at her reaction when she first spots Nick at the airport. She instantly recognizes him and starts wagging her tail. What a wonderful moment: best pals seeing each other again after months apart! Airys squeals with delight, and it brought tears to our eyes.


Click below to watch this heartwarming video about Airy’s story below!


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