It’s no secret that adopting a dog can completely change a person’s life for the better. For many young people who are just starting out in life or struggling in school, these aide dogs can also help them form their own identity, find self-worth, achieve happiness and make friends.
Nathan Selove is one of these people. At nine years old, Nathan was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism, and between his seemingly never-ending meltdowns and being bullied by classmates, he was having a lot of trouble in school. However, when he and his parents adopted service dog Sylvia, everything started to change in a more positive direction.
This video tells the touching story of Nathan and Sylvia. Although times weren’t always smooth sailing for this duo, fighting to keep his best friend by his side really paid off for Nathan in the end. At first the school was not receptive to the dog attending school with Nathan, and neither were his classmates, but eventually things changed for the better. Nathan has gone on to accomplish some pretty great things with Sylvia by his side, and says he wouldn’t change a thing. Hopefully sharing this can help others realize the benefit of service dogs!
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