A photo shared on Facebook by the 89th Military Police brigade is going viral after the image, showing a loyal army dog and his handler recovering together in hospital, captured everyone’s hearts.

Army Spc. Andrew Brown and Rocky the dog were injured in Afghanistan when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated during an operation.

They’re keeping each other company while they recover in the same room in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington DC, US.

The post has since been shared thousands of times after the brigade asked people, “Please remember them, as well as all our soldiers deployed around the world, during the holiday season.”

Both were award the Purple Heart, with Rocky opting to clip his onto his collar.

They’re both said to be doing well, with Andrew returning to his family and Rocky heading back to Fort Hood very soon.