Over time, we have heard stories of dogs being typical man’s best friends. This story is no exemption, but the pair has a profound and unique connection.
Grant Hickey and Linda Hickey have a child named Johnny, who was diagnosed with autism. He had difficulties in doing what other kids normally do, such as putting on shoes and wearing clothes.
Moreover, he is a shy kid and spoke only a few words. The family spent thousands of dollars on therapy but got little to no result.
On the other hand, a Pitbull named Xena was rescued not far from their home. Veterinarians said that Xena has only a 1% chance to live.
To cut the long story short, the Hickey family adopted Xena, which turned out to be one of the best decisions they made. Johnny and Xena immediately created a connection – a solid one. Upon coming home, the family heard Johnny talk so much, which is very unusual for him.
In one of their family videos, the kid was recorded talking about the dog. He said that he and Xena make the perfect team because they both lack something that the other one has.
This is quite a long message from a kid who was not used to talking! Not just that, he is very proactive in preparing the food for their dogs, especially for Xena.
Xena has transformed Johnny’s life in so many ways – good ways. Of course, Johnny has also changed this rescue dog’s life who suffered from abuse and starvation!
The love between the two is undeniably strong. Both seemed to be dependent on each other. They are young and have a very long way to go.
We can’t wait to see more about them, especially how they both developed into happy and stronger best friends!
Source: CNN via Youtube