Christmas Puppy Surprise Moves Marine Veteran To Tears

Caters_NewsPublished: December 14, 2016248,348 views
Published: December 14, 2016

Christmas came early for this Marine veteran as he received a surprise puppy present a few weeks premature to assist with his treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Peter Coukoulis has suffered with PTSD since his return to civilian life three years ago, and could barely contain his delight when mum Dena presented him with a tiny beagle on Wednesday December 7th.

Oblivious to what’s about to unfold, the 26-year-old sits in the kitchen at home in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, with family gathered all around him when a neatly wrapped box is placed in front of him. As Peter opens the lid to see the adorable pooch inside, he begins to weep uncontrollably as he clutches and kisses the tiny pup, in a truly heartwarming moment of embrace.

Dena says that the puppy has already changed Peter’s life because it made him happy after his three years of struggle. It is amazing how animals can help people recover from various disorders. The unconditional love that a puppy can give is all the therapy some people need to heal. They say, happiness cannot be bought it can be felt, and we sure feel with this brave man who was caught in the moment and allowed his true emotions to come out.

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    warriorbride · 40 weeks ago

    so sweet a REAL MAN CRIES !!! he should of gotten the dog sooner but so glad that little puppy really is a lover and that is what he needed ! so happy for him and hope he is doing better

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    DjSummerall · 37 weeks ago

    God Bless our Veterans , thank you for his service and unselfish sacrafices . Xoxo's to the pup , and wishing nothing but the best for this fine young man .