Sometimes, finding a new best friend can change everything for the better.
This week, the non-profit 4 Paws for Ability, which pairs special needs children with service animals, shared the touching account of one mother who knows that first hand. Her 5-year-old son, who has autism, was recently introduced to his new service dog, Tornado - and the effect was, in a word, profound.
"See this moment?" wrote Shanna Niehaus. "I've never experienced a moment like this."