even if it is fake, this story managed to bring tears to my eyes. i'm not a person who is easily moved, my friends and family consider me to be one of the most stoic people they've ever known. the one thing it seems that can always move me to tears, is a sad story about a dog. the last time i remember crying was when we had to put chia, our 12 year old mutt to sleep. and old yeller never fails to bring a tear to my eye. i can deal with death, or any other tragedy and not skip a beat. but between my love of dogs, and all my friends who are going into the service, this story, real or not really spoke to me.