Daily Mail featured our “Julia and Walter” video created with the Pasadena Humane Society on their website. Read the originial story here.
This video of a deaf girl teaching her hearing impaired puppy sign language is the cutest thing you’ll see today.
Julia, from Pasadena in California, and her dog Walter share a special bond: they were both born deaf.
But that doesn’t seem to bother either of them one bit as this adorable new video goes to show.
The footage, posted by the Pasadena Humane Society and SCPCA in California, shows the pair playing together as she teaches the puppy sign language.
Julia is seen teaching Walter the sign commands for ‘food’, ‘water’ and ‘sit.’
And it appears the young crossbreed dog is learning fast.
‘I love Walter,’ she says in sign language. ‘Walter is my best friend.’
The video has already been shared almost 10,000 times since it was posted to the Society’s page last week.
Walter was just six weeks old when he was found abandoned with the rest of his litter last December, ABC News reports.
Someone had spotted the puppies and brought them into the local animal shelter.
As soon as he was ready for adoption, they posted a picture of the deaf pup to their Facebook page.
Julia’s mother, who declined to give her name, said that as soon as the family spotted Walter they knew he was the dog for them.
In the video, she described the moment they first met.
‘When I first held Julia, since she couldn’t really hear my voice she would smell my neck — and when I first held Walter, he did almost the same exact thing,’ she said.
‘I remember just looking at him, and I just knew that he was meant to be ours,’ she adds. ‘They’re the same.’
It was a happy ending for Walter and Julia, but the Pasadena Humane Society hopes the video will remind people that there is ‘always someone out there for everyone.’