Now, this is what we call heroism. Read on to learn about this heroic doggo...
A heroic dog has been given a prestigious award this week...
And his story has been tugging on everyone's heartstrings.
It makes you realize how truly incredible our four-legged pals really are...
And comments about the news soon came pouring in.
4-year-old Kuno, a Belgian Shepherd Malinois, has been rewarded for his time in the British military this week.
The doggo has been given the animals Victoria Cross after tackling Al-Qaeda insurgents last year.
During the 2019 operation, Kuno charged through gunfire to tackle a gunman, breaking the deadlock and changing the course of attack.
His efforts resulted in a sucessful mission.
However, during the attack, he was wounded by bullets in both back legs.
And had to be given life-saving treatment by his handler and medics in the back of a helicopter.
Kuno needed several operations following his serious injuries.
Eventually, he was stable enough to be flown back to the U.K.
However, in the end, part of one of his rear paws had to be amputated to prevent life-threatening infection.
Now in retirement, Kuno is said to be thriving and has become the first UK military working dog to be given prosthetic limbs.
In honor of his efforts last year, he was formally presented with his PDSA Dickin Medal - the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross - via a virtual presentation.
Making him the 72nd animal to receive the award, joining a line-up of brave dogs, horses, and even pigeons.
PDSA Director General, Jan McLoughlin, said this:
"Kuno is a true hero. His actions that day undoubtedly changed the course of a vital mission, saving multiple lives in the process. And despite serious, life-changing injuries, he performed his duty without faltering.
"For this bravery and devotion to duty, we are honored to welcome him as the latest recipient of the PDSA Dickin Medal."