Humans are creatures of habit. We like the feeling of control we get whenever we repeat the same action. It is good for our mental health and it simply makes life easier. It gets things done faster and assures their successful outcome. Leaving this cocoon of safety can be really hard, but sometimes it is necessary to do it. Life consists of chapters and in order for one to start, another has to end.

This footage shows us the heartbreaking moment of an officer that has to sign off his K-9 as this is their last ride on duty. After 9 years of service, this Officer is making his final radio call regarding his best pal that has been by his side for the last 9 years.

He takes the opportunity to to let the dispatcher know that the time has come where these two partners have to split up. He is barely able to finish hearing out the dispatchers speech and not break down in tears. And of course you can hear and see his best pal right there by his side crying and giving him kisses as he too feels it is time to retire.

BNSF Railway Police said farewell to Faust the K-9, who retired after eight years and one day on the job. Watch as Senior Special Agent Bryan Schaffer radios in his final goodbye!

Credit to ‘BNSF Railway’.