Getting to meet your hero is exciting to anyone, especially when your hero is a huge celebrity with his own television show and shares your last name.

Thirteen-year-old Brody Chapman from Eckville never would have thought he would have found a life-long friend in hero Duane Chapman, or as everyone knows him, Dog, the Bounty Hunter.

“Just don’t give up and just keep going because you are surviving,” said Dog.

Chapman got a chance to see his friend again yesterday before Dog’s show at River Cree Casino.

Chapman first meet Dog last year through the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada after he was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of childhood epilepsy.