Deaf Man Adopts Deaf Puppy; Teaches Him Sign Language

I love great doggie feel-good stories!

source: Yahoo Lifestyle/People

A Maine man who was born deaf has found the ultimate companion in a dog who, like him, also cannot hear.

Since Nick Abbott adopted Emerson last month, the pair have formed an unbreakable bond — in part due to the fact that they both are deaf.

Despite their respective disabilities, Abbott, 31, and Emerson have learned to communicate in their own special way, with the owner now teaching his pooch sign language, as they embark on this “journey through life together.”

Abbott first expressed interest in adopting the young black lab mix from NFR Maine in March, after the nonprofit animal organization rescued the pooch and put him up for adoption, Good Morning America reports.

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