9/11 firefighter meets his service dog Valor for the first time

Valor, a 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix, has a new job. He is the service dog for Paul Monfre, 52, a retired FDNY firefighter who is in pain from an old military injury and from his work at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The dog, from Canine Companions for Independence, will assist Monfre by picking up or reaching for items. He will also encourage Monfre to leave the house more often, something difficult for him due to pain, reports Leigh Scheps for Inside Edition.

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