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The picture of a man who eased his dog’s pain by holding him in the water so he could sleep quickly captured hearts all over the world as the image and story spread through social media.

NBC 15 joined John Unger, of Wisconsin, and his dog, Schoep, as the two enjoyed their routine in Lake Michigan.

Watch the video above to experience the labor of love that has had a ripple effect far beyond Lake Superior.

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