This Soldier Waited Anxiously For His Life-Saving Partner. But The Moment She Saw Him Was Priceless

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Indeed, Hansen remains grateful to this day for the protection that he received. Yet, two years would go by before he would be reunited with his savior, Taylor. Nicknamed “Tay-Tay,” Hansen’s sidekick wasn’t exactly a fellow soldier.

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Image: YouTube/NBC News

In fact, Tay-Tay was serving her country on four legs, not two. Because she was a specially trained military dog – and one with excellent bomb-sniffing skills. Her job was to protect the unit from Taliban booby traps.

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Image: YouTube/NBC News

Tay-Tay was sent to Afghanistan not once but twice, where she proved her capabilities as a service dog. Hansen was her primary handler, working with her to find explosives and other threats to the unit. On one occasion, she saved Hansen from a bomb that was just inches from where he stood.

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