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TODAY's "puppy with a purpose" is more than just an adorable face: He's got some serious work to do.

Wrangler joined us last January, and our anchors, staff and an experienced dog handler teamed up with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a New York nonprofit organization, to help train Wrangler to become a guide dog.

See the highlights of his journey in this TODAY Flashback video.

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