A boy in the US has adopted a puppy with the same condition with a cleft palate and both have found love and joy with each other.
Two-year-old Bentley Boyers, born with a cleft palate from Jackson, Michigan, has already had two surgeries.
Bentley has always been a happy kid, despite the challenges he has faced, and now he's happier than ever because he has a puppy with the same condition to share his childhood with.
His father, Brandon, was in search of chickens at Jackson County Animal Shelter when he spotted the pooch, whose name was not released.
Speaking to WILX, mum Ashley said: "He [Brandon] Facetimed me. He goes, 'I think this one has a cleft lip,' and I said 'Get her! We need her.'
"To see him have something in common with a puppy means a lot 'cause he can grow up and understand that he and his puppy both have something that they can share in common."
Posting on Facebook on Friday, Jackson County Animal Shelter said: "It's so hard to put into words how meaningful this adoption is to all of us so we are going to let the pictures speak for themselves.
"Introducing Bentley and his new puppy. At two years old and with surgeries already under his belt for his cleft lip, Bentley found his match today in this tiny pup who also has a cleft lip.
"They instantly loved each other. We wish many years of joy as this special pair grow up together!"
And just as Bentley hasn't let his cleft palate get in the way of life, so too has the puppy handled the condition.
Animal Services Director at the shelter, Lydia Sattler, said: "Her disability is really not holding her back, and as she grows, they'll be able to see more if there's any change that has to do with that. But, she's really doing well.
"She might look a little different than a normal dog would, but it's not slowing her down at all."
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