Nick B. jumped through hoops to get the dog to the United States.
By Nina Mandell / NEW YORK DAILY NEWSreunions with their pets is just as emotional and sweet. (Pets are family too!)
U.S. staff sergeant Nick B. just reunited with his beloved dog, Bodhi, but their story is a little bit different, because this time -- Bodhi is the one who came home to the United States. You see, Nick actually found Bodhi in Afghanistan when he was just a puppy, and at that point he was hungry, dirty, and his ears and part of his tail had been cut off (horrible!) -- as he was being used for dog fighting.
Nick rescued Bodhi after trading him for packs of cigarettes (seriously?) and they were inseparable from that point on. Well, that is until it was time for Nick to return home.
The poor pup had to ride through regions occupied by the Taliban in order to make it to the airport and board a plane to join Nick and his family in Florida.
Take a look at the video clip below to hear more about Bodhi's amazing journey... Read here...