Parents Surprise Girl by Adopting Dog with a ‘Paw’ Like Hers

Published Jun 30, 2023

A little girl was overjoyed when she was given a cute puppy with the same rare limb malformation as her.

As everyone learned while growing up, anything that causes one to stick out will be ridiculed and picked at relentlessly. It does not matter if it’s a different type of clothing, a speech impediment, a skin condition or some other physical deformity, children on the playground and on the bus aren’t known for showing mercy. 

Children desperately want to fit in and be accepted. That’s why Brooklyn, a little girl, was thrilled to have found a puppy who also suffers from ectrodactyly. Ectrodactyly is a rare “condition in which middle parts of the hands and/or feet are missing, giving a cleft appearance,” according to the National Library of Medicine

Brooklyn, a kindergartener, endured harsh treatment from her classmates due to her right hand. Children in the classroom and on the bus said things to the little girl that weren’t too terribly kind. 

In a video posted to YouTube, Brooklyn’s mother, Tina, states that her daughter would get teary-eyed while looking at photos and videos of Bronx. Brooklyn told her mom, “It just makes me so happy that somebody else is like me.”

Knowing how happy simply looking at photos of Bronx online made Brooklyn, her parents went out to pick up the unique pup. The 24-hour round-trip outing was done in secret in order to surprise the little girl. 

When she first met her puppy and was told he was hers, she could not believe it.

“He’s actually ours?” Brooklyn asked repeatedly. You’re not joking?”

Brooklyn states that her “favorite thing about Bronx is his paw.”

Brooklyn and her mother, Tina, say that Brooklyn and Bronx have “identical matching paws.”  

The animal now waits expectantly at the door for Brooklyn to get off the bus and races to greet her once she enters the house.

“Bronx is my best friend,” Brooklyn says. 

What a beautiful story of love, acceptance, and friendship.

Proverbs 18:24 “A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."

This content originally appeared on Godtube; used with permission.
Photo Credit: ©YouTube/TheDodo

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