We all know that dogs are humans’ best friends, but the bond between a dog and a child is something else! That level of mutual understanding and protectiveness towards each other is just a microcosm that can’t be described with simple words.
One such story comes from Louisiana, where a seven-year-old boi dazzled the entire Internet by his heartwarming act.
After he and his mom adopted a Pittie mix that had a rough past from a shelter, this kind boy decided to give his canine a little reassurance.
He wanted to make sure the dog understood that from now on – everything will be fine. But, the way he did it melted the hearts of millions of people around the world!
Neil’s Heartbreaking Backstory
Before he even got the chance to be adopted, Neil, the Pittie mix, was a victim of animal abuse. This blonde boi was admitted to Companion Animal Alliance, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with severe cigarette burns.
“He was also the only dog in the shelter not barking,” wrote Neil’s new owner.
Back in the shelter, Neil was a traumatized dog that needed some time to adapt to the new circumstances, but his life soon took an unexpected turn!
The boy and his mom arrived at the shelter to look for a dog, and that’s when they saw Neil. Despite his rough past, this sweet Pittie mix wasn’t displaying any sign of aggressiveness, and he was so gentle with the woman’s son.
Prior to his adoption, CAA offered exclusive adoptions for $15 in the attempt to promote animal rescues. According to his mom, the boy, who desperately wanted a dog for himself, saved up his pocket money and paid for the dog’s adoption fee himself.
The three of them went home and Neil started a brand-new life, but what happened upon their arrival just melted everyone’s heart!
Heartwarming Moment Caught On Camera
The boy was very sad to find out about Neil’s unfortunate past, and he did everything in his power to make the dog feel better! One day, he knelt in front of Neil, who was curled up on a couch and seemed down, and reassured him that he is so loved.
“We love you so much,” said the boy.
Then, he gave him the cutest pat on the back, and Neil reciprocated with a tail wag.
This sweet moment was recorded by Neil’s mom, who posted it on her TikTok account. In no time, the video went viral and got millions of viewers who were amazed by the boy’s compassion.
A few weeks later, Neil completely came out of his shell, and he embraced his new life and his new family with paws wide open!
The boy soon became his favorite person in the world. The two formed an amazing bond, and now they embark on endless adventures together every day!
Once a traumatized doggo that wasn’t even given the chance to be a dog, Neil’s now the happiest canine in the world!