Three-year-old Sapphyre Johnson was born with a congenital condition that led to her losing both of her feet. She”s been living at the hospital ever since she was just three months old, but when a Hospital Child Life Specialist got word that a German Shepherd breeder had contacted the hospital with a request to find a home for a special pup…Sapphyre fell in love. Though she”s young, she knew that he needed a friend just like her.
Other than being born with two fingers on each hand, and having her feet amputated, Sapphyre is a totally healthy three-year-old girl.
Same goes for Lt. Dan, the German Shepherd named after the Forrest Gump character: totally healthy, just missing a paw!
Sapphyre”s mom told Today, “She pays attention to hands and feet on everyone and everything, I guess because she realizes hers are different…She took her prosthetic feet off to show him her feet, and he held his little paw up and it was so cute.”
Lt. Dan has only been living with the family for a little bit, but it”s like he”s been there forever.
The two just get each other!
Sapphyre”s mom just wants her to know that everyone is different, and that”s the way it should be.
It”s an incredible gift that breeder Karen Riddle worked with the hospital”s specialist to connect these two special babies.
Watch the dynamic duo in action here:
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It”s truly heartwarming to know that these two will be there for each other for support when times get tough. That”s what best friends are for!