Mom Can't Keep From Crying After Her Autistic Son Finally Finds Peace With Service Dog

I'm a new dad. And even though I'm flying blind when it comes to this child-rearing stuff I do know that there's one thing I hate: and it's to see my son suffer. Babies are so innocent and pure and all I want to do is care for my little booger.
Which is why I totally feel for any parent who has a child born with an illness or disorder. All they want to do is allay their child's pain and help them live the best life that they can.

Shanna Niehaus is one of those mothers. Her five-year-old son's autism makes finding and keeping a friend extremely difficult for him.

The Love What Matters Facebook Page shared a touching photo of Shanna who finally got to see her son have a friend: a service dog named Tornado that the family waited nearly two years for.

The moment resonated strongly with Shanna, who watched her son, for years, struggle with making friends despite his constant autism therapy sessions.

"See this moment? I've never experienced a moment like this. Yesterday was the first day my 5 year old Autistic son met his new Autism Service Dog, Tornado. We are Americans that live overseas in Japan and have prepared for nearly two years to meet Tornado.
This picture captures the face of a mother who saw her child, who she can't hug, wash, dress, snuggle and touch freely lay on his new Service dog of his own free will, with a purposeful, unspoken attachment. This is the face of a mom who has seen her son experience countless failed social interactions on the playground in an attempt to have a friend. Any friend. Any kind of connection. She has sat with her son while he has cried at night for months because he has no consistent connections outside of the family no matter how hard he tries and no matter what he works hard on in his Autism therapies. It doesn't transfer to the natural occurring world for him. And now she is sitting behind her son silently watching this moment, with the air sucked from her lungs, and no words to say.
It's worth every fight for services for my son, every diagnosis, every new provider, every dollar spent, every paper filled out, every school meeting, every shed tear, every step forward, every step back, and every wonder of the unknown future. Somehow because of this - because of Tornado - I know everything will be okay. As a mother, I have seen countless challenging and painful moments my son has encountered and cried countless more. Yesterday however, I cried for a different reason. It is a feeling that is indescribable."
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Submitted by S. Niehaus
Service Dog from 4 Paws For Ability

To say that people were touched is an understatement. The candid post has been shared over 219,000 times, with more than 24,000 people commenting on its beauty.


People also started posting pictures of their own family's service dogs, and how they've helped their children cope over the years.





Along with photos of adorable service dogs in training.

There are tons of happy stories of dogs helping family members cope with their illnesses and disorders, showing that a little bit of love from a cuddly friend goes a long way.
Mom Can't Keep From Crying After Her Autistic Son Finally Finds Peace With Service Dog Mom Can't Keep From Crying After Her Autistic Son Finally Finds Peace With Service Dog Reviewed by ricardo on 5:46 p. m. Rating: 5

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