A new bond has formed.

Radar, our puppy with a purpose, has been paired with his veteran for the very first time.

It happened live on WKYC early Friday morning as Radar had the chance to meet Sgt. Michael Hopkins, his new owner.

When Radar excitedly walked onto the set, he went straight into Sgt. Hopkins’ embrace.

“He’s beautiful,” Sgt. Hopkins said of his new service dog.

Their partnership is because of Wags for Warriors.

Soon, Radar will be living with Sgt. Hopkins full time.