When Rocky the dog turned up on his new mom and great-grandmother’s doorstep at just 5 weeks old, he seemed like a goner.
He was severely malnourished, his fur was all matted down, and his insides were crawling with worms.
Thanks to his rescuer, Imgur user tayknox007‘s diligent care though, Rocky made it through his ordeal alive and ready to reveal his remarkable gift.
Before finding Rocky, his new mom had been on a downward spiral, completely overcome by her own anxiety and depression. As Rocky healed, this little dog began behaving in a curious way with regard to his new mom’s dark thoughts.
Any time her mind or body would start succumbing to her inner demons, Rocky would appear right by her side, there to distract her out of the darkness.
He’d nuzzle and lick the pain away, helping his savior escape her own traumas.
These two have been with each other through it all, and their bond is a beautiful reminder that true companionship is shared between hearts, regardless of species.
Keep scrolling to learn more about this amazing dog’s effect on his grateful mom.
Interestingly enough, though, his presence was about to do the same for her.