Video of soldier and dog touches hearts of many on social media

PETALING JAYA: A video of a soldier cuddling his dog on a staircase after a National Day celebration has gone viral, touching hearts of many.

The soldier in the video identified himself as Micro Junior and said that the dog, which is named Loki, have served together for years as loyal buddies and would be spending their last National Day together as they would be parting ways soon.

“This is our last independence celebration because we will be parting soon. We have faced the minefields of life together over the years and he is my true friend,” said the soldier.

A check on social media shows that the soldier is a Sarawakian native.

“I will be resigning because my service is coming to an end,” he added in a comment on the video that was uploaded on the Panggilan Pertiwi Facebook page on Friday (Sept 2).

It even caught the attention of Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who thanked both of them for their dedication and wished them the best in their future.

“Was touched when I saw the photos. The Micro Junior-Loki partnership will be remembered and appreciated forever. Thank you Micro Junior for your service and dedication.

“Hopefully Loki will continue to excel with its new master,” said Hishammuddin.

The 25-second video has so far received almost 80,000 views and attracted reactions from over 3,200 users on Facebook, and a further 56,000 likes on TikTok.

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