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VIDEO: This 17-Year-Old Refugee Traveled From Syria to Greece With His Puppy

Tuesday Sep 22, 2015 8:11 AM

Photo: YouTube/UNHCR

Meet 17-year-old Aslan and his puppy, Rose.

When Aslan Al Hakim, like many before him, fled his home in Damascus, Syria he only brought two things with him: a small bag and his four-legged pal, Rose.

The two kept each other company through an arduous 300-mile journey from Syria to the Greek island of Lesbos.

And when people asked why he did not leave his dog behind, Aslan had a very simple answer: “I love my dog.”

Cue the tears and The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”.


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