It gives an indescribable feeling when we find something or someone that we can relate to. Just like how a disability brought together Nick and the dog Emerson.
Living in Maine, Nick Abbott was born as a deaf. While browsing the NFR Maine Facebook page one day, a puppy certainly caught the attention of this 31-year old man.
Emerson, a puppy, which is also deaf was put up for adoption. Nick suddenly knew that Emerson was the only puppy for him.
Nick immediately got in touch with NFR and made arrangements to adopt Emerson through the NFR’s foster rescue program.
Emerson has been through a lot. It was a stray dog before it was rescued. It also had parvo and almost had a seizure when it was at the shelter.
After making through the bad circumstances, the shelter workers also found out that it is deaf and is visually impaired. With this, they are worrying if there is ever someone who will adopt a pup like Emerson.
With a hope that there is still someone out there who would like to adopt a deaf dog, the shelter workers uploaded Emerson’s picture on Facebook. Nick called the shelter and told them that he is deaf too and he knows the struggles that Emerson is experiencing.
Nick and his mom went to the shelter to finally meet Emerson. Not knowing what to expect since both Nick and Emerson are deaf, it is surprising for the shelter team and Nick’s mom how Emerson and Nick formed a bond to each other immediately.
It is as if Emerson instantly knew that Nick is the hooman for him as soon as they locked eyes. The pup walked towards Nick and lied down quietly at his feet.
Nick started teaching Emerson sign language for communication when Emerson is settled already at its forever home and the two are familiarized with each other.
Amazingly, Emerson picked up the new language instantly!
Emerson now knows the signs for sit, come, and lie down.
“If Nick reaches up and shakes his ear lobe, Emerson will bark – It’s so cute”, added Richelle, Nick’s mom.
Truly, these two are destined for each other. If you want to follow these two deaf boys life, you can follow them on their Instagram account.
Video by: Good Morning America