War is hell, and the soldiers that fight it are just people – they need love too. The animals stranded in dangerous warzones and the soldiers that fight in them gravitate towards each other because they need each other – the soldiers can rescue animals that would otherwise remain homeless, while the animals provide soldiers with some much-needed love and therapy.

If you have some touching photos of animals and soldiers becoming best friends, we'd love to see them added to this list. Upvote your favorites as well!

(h/t: thedodo)

#1 My Shy Friend In Afghanistan

My Shy Friend In Afghanistan

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MartinSchack 1 year ago

very cute. the kitten is also sweet.

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#2 Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor Feeding An Orphaned Kitten. He Adopted The Kitten After The Mother Cat Died During The War.

Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor Feeding An Orphaned Kitten. He Adopted The Kitten After The Mother Cat Died During The War.

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NildaLopezVale 1 year ago

I love this foto how human can it be

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#3 Soldier With His Rescued Puppy

Soldier With His Rescued Puppy

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GervaisDevine 1 year ago

I think that the soldiers and animals are helping each other through rough times.!.!.

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#4 Stray Kitten Sleeping On My Buddy, Afghanistan 2009

Stray Kitten Sleeping On My Buddy, Afghanistan 2009

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KateOffner 1 year ago

Sharing a snuggle

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#5 My Little Buddy Over Seas

My Little Buddy Over Seas

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HipChick 1 year ago

Love.

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#6 My Friend Rescuing A Dog In The Streets Of Afghanistan

My Friend Rescuing A Dog In The Streets Of Afghanistan

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NildaLopezVale 1 year ago

lovely picture it shows human and animals helping eachother

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#7 Soldier And His Best Friends

Soldier And His Best Friends

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JaneWade 1 year ago

For God should love the world and may the doggies and soldier love each other.

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#8 Soldier Carries A Kitty

Soldier Carries A Kitty

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BabyKangeroo7 1 year ago

mail! who needs their mail?!?

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#9 Marines Give Breakfast To Stray Puppy

Marines Give Breakfast To Stray Puppy

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JaneWade 1 year ago

So precious are our animals!

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#10 The Cutest Cell Phone Ever

The Cutest Cell Phone Ever

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LucieHadáčková 1 year ago

and cute guy as well :)

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#11 Soldier With His Dog

Soldier With His Dog

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KateOffner 1 year ago

Such devotion in the eyes and the kiss

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#12 Marine Carries His Partner Back To The Kennels After A Grueling Two-hour Search

Marine Carries His Partner Back To The Kennels After A Grueling Two-hour Search

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#13 A Dog Saying Goodbye To His Soldier Friend

A Dog Saying Goodbye To His Soldier Friend

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LianeFleury 1 year ago

Awwwwwwww!!! He looks soooooooo sad!

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#14 A French Soldier Feeding His Kitten During The Vietnam War

A French Soldier Feeding His Kitten During The Vietnam War

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NildaLopezVale 1 year ago

kindness

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#15 Russian Soldiers Of WWII Sleeping With Puppy

Russian Soldiers Of WWII Sleeping With Puppy

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BabyKangeroo7 1 year ago

It helps people to sleep with a fluffy stuffed animal..... but real is ok also :)

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#16 When I Was In Iraq, We Had A Pet Donkey

When I Was In Iraq, We Had A Pet Donkey

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NildaLopezVale 1 year ago

I like it

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#17 One Of Our Adopted Puppies Used To Hide Anywhere He Could To Stay Out Of The Heat

One Of Our Adopted Puppies Used To Hide Anywhere He Could To Stay Out Of The Heat

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ShirleyCushley 1 year ago

What happened to them when it was time to leave? It must have been heartbreaking for the soldiers, but what happened to the animals?

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#18 Soldier Feeding Puppies In Need

Soldier Feeding Puppies In Need

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NildaLopezVale 1 year ago

human kindness

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#19 Found These Kittens In Afghanistan

Found These Kittens In Afghanistan

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LisaThomson 1 year ago

just love this x

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#20 Soldier And A Kitty

Soldier And A Kitty

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#21 Tired Soldier And A Puppy

Tired Soldier And A Puppy

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BabyKangeroo7 1 year ago

they look so much alike !!

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#22 This Little Guy Kept Us Company On A Mountaintop North Of Kabul, Afghanistan

This Little Guy Kept Us Company On A Mountaintop North Of Kabul, Afghanistan

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YashodaJordan 1 year ago

What happens afterwards?!

#23 Dog Kissing A Soldier

Dog Kissing A Soldier

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#24 Tough Soldier With His Kitty

Tough Soldier With His Kitty

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BabyKangeroo7 1 year ago

thats cute..... tuff guy with fluffy kitty

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#25 My Brother In Yemen Holding Two Adorable Puppies

My Brother In Yemen Holding Two Adorable Puppies

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HeatherDerksen 1 year ago

Remember these solders also need our support when they come home, and and pet is a good one.

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