This is an incredible story of a deaf man, who adopted a deaf rescue puppy. He also taught him sign language to communicate.
Nick Abbot, from Maine, United States, adopted puppy Emerson from North Florida Rescue (NFR) centre when he was just 12 weeks old. Emerson was unable to eat or drink and suffered from seizures. He also started to develop the very serious Parvo virus.
Luckily, he fought his way through. however, he was left behind because of his health issues, while other puppies were being adopted. That is when our hero Nick enters the scene.
“He came straight to me at the door and sat right away at my feet and stayed there,” Nick told.
“So you can tell he kind of picked me. And I knew right then and there that we would get along and understand each other pretty good.”
His four-legged pal will sit when Nick signs the letter ‘S’, and will even lie down on the floor when his owner signs a straight line.
“The bond that we have is awesome,” Nick added.
“We understand each other very well. I’d like to think it was meant to be. He’s special.”
Nick wanted to adopt Emerson after he read a Facebook post about him from NFR, which said ‘amazing’ Emerson was still looking for his ‘forever home’ after all his siblings were adopted.
Emerson’s plight had particularly resonated with Nick, as he was born deaf, so he reached out to the centre to see if they might be a good match.
“We just had a really tough time finding him the PERFECT home,” a Facebook update from NFR read.
“Nick reached out with interest in Emerson because he too is deaf! Nick said he was interested in meeting Emerson because they would understand each other, being that they both share the same hearing difficulties.
“When Nick and his Mom walked into the house to meet Emerson, Emerson made a direct line for Nick and sat at his feet. That’s all it took. I was sold that this was fate, and these 2 belonged to each other.”
Now, these are the kind of people that the world needs in more number to make it a special place to live.