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Veteran Gets Surprised at Giants Game With a Service Dog

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Marine Corps Veteran Frank Giarmida got the surprise of a lifetime at the Giants game this Sunday: a service dog.

Giarmida was on the field of MetLife Stadium during the Giants game when unbeknownst to him, Scarlet, a 7-month-old German shepherd, made her way out to meet him.

“I see the dog come out and I’m looking at the screen, and I see a dog and I’m looking around and I didn’t even hear what the commentator said anymore,” Giarmida told CBS New York.

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Related: Huge Outpouring of Support for PTSD Veteran Whose Service Dog Was Shot and Killed

After fighting in the Iraq war, Giarmida had waited two years to receive a service dog, an animal that will provide much-needed companionship and support.

“The last 10 years have been a struggle,” Giramida told the outlet. “Six months ago, I recently lost my fiance to a brain aneurysm. So this service dog is going to do a lot for me.”

The dog was provided by Paws of War, a nonprofit funded by Cow Harbor Warriors, an organization that supports post-9/11 war veterans. The group rescues dogs from kill shelters and trains them to be service dogs for vets.

Related: How One Nonprofit Is Connecting Our Country’s Loyal Service Men and Women With Shelter Pets

“This is going to be my best friend,” Giarmida said. “I need a friend.”

H/T CBS New York

By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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