Watch This Deaf Rescue Puppy Learn Sign Language, but Don't Forget the Tissues

Shelter animals with disabilities often have a hard time finding homes, but it was love at first cuddle for deaf puppy Walter and his new owners, Julia and Chrissy Vasquez. This heartwarming video from the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA shares Walter's rescue story, which has an extra inspiring angle: his young new human is also deaf, and together Walter and Julia are taking the world by storm. "They share an incredible bond. Both were born deaf. Julia and Walter play together. Walter helps Julia with her homework and Julia teaches Walter sign language," wrote the Pasadena rescue organization on their Facebook video post. They added, "Walter is Julia's best friend."

If the video itself doesn't bring you to tears — which, let's be real, is unlikely — then the comments on the Pasadena Humane Society's Facebook post certainly will. Countless photos and sweet stories from animal-lovers who have adopted deaf dogs fill the post's responses, proving that with a little bit of patience and a whole lot of love, anyone can find their best friend at a shelter. Watch Walter's touching rescue story above, then check out the inspiring responses to the post on Facebook.