Nick Abbott, a deaf man, adopted a deaf puppy named Emerson from a dog rescue organization. Emerson was rescued from Florida after being diagnosed with canine parvovirus and was the only one in his litter to not be adopted.
Abbott and Emerson's bond is strong as Abbott teaches Emerson sign language, including S for "sit" and a hand gesture for "lay down." Emerson will bark when Abbott touches his ear, and Abbott believes their meeting was destiny. The amazing fairy tale-like story of a deaf man and his deaf canine companion has gone viral, spreading love and positivity.