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Autistic Boy's Service Dog Stays in Bed With Him at Hospital

When His 9-Year-Old Owner Had to Visit the Hospital, Mahe the Service Dog Didn't Leave His Side

Photo credit: Louise Goossens

Posted by James Isaac on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Everyone knows that dogs are man's best friend, but every once in a while, we get to witness the meaning of that phrase in its truest form. James Isaac is a 9-year-old boy with autism, and Mahe is his 3-year-old service dog. What happened between the pair when James needed to go to the hospital is enough to bring anyone to tears.

James recently experienced some unexplained seizures and visited Wellington Children's Hospital in New Zealand for an MRI to diagnose the cause. In an album posted to Facebook are several photos of James's stay at the hospital, and in every single photo, his best friend, Mahe, is right by his side. What's more remarkable is that James, who doesn't speak and would experience severe anxiety before Mahe joined the family, usually recoils from the touch of his parents and family — but when Mahe curls up to him, he stays calm and snuggles right back, as made evident in the sweet photos.

Take a look through the album above to see the beautiful photos of James and his best fur-friend.

Image Source: Louise Goossens
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