Kyle Smith initially met military working canine Bodza in 2012 when both were conveyed in Kyrgyzstan. The U.S. Aviation based armed forces fighter worked with Bodza and when Bodza was resigned, Kyle was there to receive him and take him home. The two spent numerous inspiring years together, yet at 11 years of age, Bodza built up a degenerative disease that influenced his spinal rope.
Kyle ensured he was with Bodza in his last minutes. Kyle was amazed by his bosses, who after discovering that Bodza was to be put to rest, appeared at the veterinarian’s office with an American banner, which was brought out so it could be hung over the military puppy. An emotional photo of the moment has since gone viral. Kyle was touched by his friends’ gesture and said, “For these guys to do this for a dog they’ve never even met…he got a good sendoff that day.” Kyle said that Bodza was the perfect friend. “My favorite thing about him was he didn’t care what you were doing, he just wanted to be there doing it with you,” he told Inside Edition. “All of us have that dog that is so special to us,” Kyle added. “I got married with this dog, I got divorced with this dog. I have a son on the way, and the most heartbreaking part is I really wish he was younger, so my son would be able to play with him. He was the nicest dog in the world.”