Little Girl Walks Her Big Dog, Internet Loses Its S@#t

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
A little girl in Niagara Falls, New York and her disabled canine best friend have broken the interwebs with their adorableness!

We never tire of adorable dog and child pictures or videos, do we? (If you do, I’m worried about you!)

I mean…what’s not to love? Cute kid, cute dog? Pure magic!

Niagara Falls, New York resident Marion Dwyer said she adopted their Great Dane Echo when she was just 12 weeks old. The pup was malnourished and neglected, and had developed adopted(eating things that are not typically eaten or having nutritional value). Her stomach was full of rocks, literally!

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Did we mention Echo was also deaf, and nearly blind? This was how Dwyer came to rescue her–Echo’s original owner was about to euthanize her because of her disabilities. Dwyer is from Germany, and says that Great Danes, much less white ones, are extremely rare, and so she brought Echo into her family that included two other Great Danes.

Two-and-a-half years later, Dwyer’s daughter Jennie was born, and Dwyer said that even while she was pregnant, Echo was laying on her stomach, as if she knew she was protecting something special inside. She would snuggle Dwyer’s baby bump, and when they brought Jennie home eighteen months ago, Echo wanted to constantly be near her.

Dwyer says the two are inseparable, and it’s clear that Jennie adores her giant snuggle puppy. Because Echo can’t see well, Jennie leads her gently and that’s what prompted Dwyer to post pictures. When her friends and family saw the cuteness, they knew something was magical. When their video started becoming shared worldwide, with over 2 million views, it’s apparent that it is the special bond of a little girl looking past the disability and only knowing love that people can’t get enough of.

Dwyer said that when she first adopted Echo, she had horrible separation anxiety, but Jennie being a constant in her life seems to suit them both just fine!

[Source: Daily Mail]

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