Video: Syrian refugee takes his puppy with him to Greece

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In the wake of the current Refugee crisis, the UN Refugee Agency has uploaded a video on September 19 on Facebook sharing the story of a Syrian boy named Aslan.
Fleeing from Damascus in search of a better life, the 17-year-old has left behind everything carrying with him only a small bag and his little Husky pup named Rose. Arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, Aslan estimates that he and Rose have walked around 500 kilometres together on their trek so far. The heartwarming video even shows him holding up a passport he made for the dog.
Some people may wonder why he brought along the dog for the arduous journey however. Aslan's simple yet touching response? "I love my dog!" Watch the full video below.
elau@thenational.ae

I love my dog! "Some people will ask - you have only a small bag?""Yes.""And you bring your dog?""Yes.""Why?""I love my dog!"Many animal lovers will relate to this 17-year-old boy from Damascus, Syria. And we've seen many like him carrying their animals with them on the long journey from Syria, across the Mediterranean Sea and through Europe. When forced to flee home because of war, many people would never dream of leaving their pets behind.
Posted by UNHCR on Saturday, September 19, 2015