"This girl arrived with us a few weeks ago. She had been wandering the streets for some time and was extremely shut down and terrified," Abbey van der Plas, who runs the shelter, posted on Facebook back in March. "I spent her entire first and second day sitting on the floor trying to gain her trust. I took hours and hours of footage trying to catch 'the moment' that she decided to trust me."
Van der Plas brought Zach, her 7-year-old son, in to help. What happens as soon as Nala sees Zach come into the room is truly incredible - and the moment has made its rounds all around the world.