November 22, 2013 8:28 am

6 heartbreaking images of a veteran and his military dog saying goodbye

Veteran Jiang Yutao's luggage is gripped by his military dog Black Panther as he leaves the army on November 14, 2013 in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China. Jiang Yutao, a retiring soldier of the military dog squad of Yunnan Armed Police Force, had trained the dog for two years.

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TORONTO – They were each other’s constant companion for two years. Now, veteran Jiang Yutao and his military dog, Heibao, have to part ways.

In these photos below, Jiang Yutao says farewell to his canine companion on his last day as a soldier on November 14, 2013 in Yunnan province, located in southwest China.

“It broke both our hearts,” said Jiang in an interview with Metro. “I wish I could take him with me.”

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- All photos courtesy AP Photos

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