Like many Syrian refugees, Aslan, 17, just hiked a grueling 300 miles to Greece. Unlike most, he carried his puppy the entire way.

In an interview with the UN Refugee Agency, Aslan was asked why he brought Rose on the journey instead of more luggage. “I love my dog,” he said simply.

Aslan even made a special passport for Rose, and it’s hoped that the two will be able to stick together.

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