Wholesome — Deaf Man Adopts A Deaf Puppy And Teaches Him Sign Language

Love certainly knows no bounds

Sometimes, you don’t need to hear the other person say ‘I love you’ because you already know it and everything about them is evident through their actions. That’s precisely what we all got to see recently on GoodMorningAmerica when a deaf man adopted a deaf rescue dog and taught him ‘sign language.’

You see, a couple of weeks back, the 31-year old Nick Abbott from Maine adopted his dog Emerson via foster-based rescue, NFR Maine. Emerson was rescued from a shelter in Flordia by NFR when he was 6-months old. According to Lindsey Powers from NFR Maine, Emerson suffered from seizures and had contracted the parvovirus. However, he survived and was later put up for adoption.

“Once we got him home from the vet’s office from Florida, we realized he had hearing difficulties,” Powers told “Good Morning America. “He doesn’t let it bother him at all, though he’s a typical puppy.”

“He had such a rough start to life, and he ended up with an absolute fairy tale ending,” Powers added.

Emerson finally found his forever home after Lindsey Powers put up an adoption post on Facebook. Abbott saw the post and immediately felt like they both belonged together, so he sent an application to adopt him.

“Right off the bat he said, ‘I’m deaf also, and I feel like we’d have a good connection,'” Powers said. The application was processed on the same day it was received and ever since that time Nick and Emerson have been together!

Nick Abbott’s mother,  Richelle Abbott described the relationship between the two best friends by telling GMA that they both were ‘meant for each other.’

“It’s amazing,” she said of their relationship. “Whenever they’re together, Emerson is always finding a way to lean on Nick.”

Richelle said that Nick has been teaching Emerson sign language to sit, lay down and to come. “If Nick reaches up and shakes his ear lobe, Emerson will bark — it’s so cute,” she added.

Well, these two make quite a duo! What do you guys think about this? Let us know in the comments below.

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