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09/02/2016 09:39 GMT | Updated 09/02/2016 09:59 GMT

Police Officer Responds To Call From Animal Sanctuary, Falls In Love With His New Best Friend

A police officer responding to a call from an animal welfare sanctuary in Florida ended up falling in love with his new best friend.

Fort Walton Beach officer Marcus Montgomery was called out to the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on an unrelated call when one of the staff members heard a noise outside. They went out the back to find a box of ten adorable puppies who had been left behind their building.

"As soon as I saw him, I said 'don’t bring him in here or else I will take him home right now,'" Montgomery told ABC News. "When I held him close, he bumped his nose next to mine and licked it. I knew right then that I needed to get him."

Officer Montgomery giving his new potential family member some lovin'. Thank you for all you do for our community and for adopting from PAWS!

Posted by Panhandle Animal Welfare Society on Thursday, January 28, 2016


But they brought the little pup in anyway, and Marcus fell in love. He adopted the abandoned canine on the spot and took him home to meet his family's four-year-old pit bull terrier named Vader.

Continuing the 'Star Wars' theme, they named the new addition Kylo.


Isn't that just the cutest story you've ever heard?