The viral video showing a service dog helping a woman with autism was posted on Instagram.
A woman’s post about her autism service dog is winning hearts online. In a video she shared how the pooch always keeps an eye on her and protects her. There is a chance that her story will leave you smiling from ear to ear. Kaelynn Partlow shared the video on her Instagram page. Along with the video, she also posted a detailed caption which has now tugged at the heartstrings of people.
“I wanted to share a little more about Finnegan and what he does! He’s a very special dog. I will say, I don’t need him (as a service dog) as much as I used to. He’s still very helpful at home, and there are certain situations where I’d do better to have him with me (in public), but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve been able to do things more independently. I think having a service dog was so helpful in showing me all the things I was capable of doing, while still providing that extra support if necessary. Right now, Finnegan comes out with me to places sometimes, but our favorite thing to do together is competition obedience! Like I said, he’s a very special dog and I love him a lot!” she wrote.
Take a look at the video which shows how the wonderful dog helps its pet mama:
Since being shared, the video has gone viral. Till now, it has accumulated over 3.5 million views and the numbers are only increasing. The share has also prompted people to post various comments.
“Your videos are my favorite about autism. You have such a way of explaining things in such an informative manner without the negative tones. J love it!” wrote an Instagram user. “Aww what a great dog and smart dog. When is the right time for a service dog? I have a son with autism and he’s 5,” asked another. The original poster replied, “So glad you asked! Everyone will have a different opinion. Mine is that service dogs are supposed to increase a person’s independence. Children (disabled or not), by nature don’t have much independence. Children are very much dependent on their parents for a lot of this. So to me, it makes more sense for a teenager or adult. That said, there are other benefits that autism service dogs have that can be helpful to the parents. So a case can be made either way. I had my first service dog when I was 14.”