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Thίs loyal dog never leαves thίs αutίstίc boy’s sίde, αnd he reαlly ίs the best frίend ever

Loyal dog won't leave autistic boy's side Came with legal consent to run the pics without consent from the parents. "As discussed, I think we can use these pics. Even if IPSO code is an issue, these have been posted by him and the hospital would have got parental consent. Karen Johnson " Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=827798264032621&set=a.827798170699297.1073741827.100004073646464&type=3 Credit: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children's Hospital
(Picture: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children’s Hospital)

Nine-year-old James Isaac has autism. He can’t speak and finds it hard to make contact with others. 

But thankfully, James has the most loyal friend, who he can count on to stay by his side 24/7. His dog, Mahe.

Mahe is a beautiful assistance dog, who refuses to leave James’ side ever since they first met, two and a half years ago.

James, who is from New Zealand, recently underwent an MRI scan in order to diagnose his seizures. Having seen how much the pair needed each other, doctors at the Wellington Children’s Hospital allowed Mahe to stay with James during the scan.

Loyal dog won't leave autistic boy's side Came with legal consent to run the pics without consent from the parents. "As discussed, I think we can use these pics. Even if IPSO code is an issue, these have been posted by him and the hospital would have got parental consent. Karen Johnson " Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=827798264032621&set=a.827798170699297.1073741827.100004073646464&type=3 Credit: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children's Hospital
(Picture: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children’s Hospital)

While James was put under the machine, Mahe comforted him and helped keep him calm by snuggling up to him.

James’ parents captured the endearing moment, in which Mahe can be seen watching over James protectively as he went under general anesthetic, and cuddling him as James slept in the hospital bed.

Loyal dog won't leave autistic boy's side Came with legal consent to run the pics without consent from the parents. "As discussed, I think we can use these pics. Even if IPSO code is an issue, these have been posted by him and the hospital would have got parental consent. Karen Johnson " Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=827798264032621&set=a.827798170699297.1073741827.100004073646464&type=3 Credit: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children's Hospital
(Picture: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children’s Hospital)

Michelle, James’ mother, told Stuff.co.nz that going out with James used to be incredibly hard, until he met Mahe, that is.

‘We couldn’t even go to a cafe as a family. James would get very anxious and want to leave immediately.

‘But when we got Mahe, James would just sit there waiting for us to finish our coffee,’ she said.

Mahe was trained for six months by The Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust, to help children with autism, alongside children who suffer from a range of other disabilities including cerebral palsy.

Loyal dog won't leave autistic boy's side Came with legal consent to run the pics without consent from the parents. "As discussed, I think we can use these pics. Even if IPSO code is an issue, these have been posted by him and the hospital would have got parental consent. Karen Johnson " Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=827798264032621&set=a.827798170699297.1073741827.100004073646464&type=3 Credit: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children's Hospital
(Picture: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children’s Hospital)

They are taught to distract their owners, and alarm other family members should something be wrong. They are also trained to track missing people and objects.

Wendy Isaacs, the trust’s funding development manager, said: ‘There is such a magic that happens between a child with autism and the dogs, they just calm the kids down.’

Loyal dog won't leave autistic boy's side Came with legal consent to run the pics without consent from the parents. "As discussed, I think we can use these pics. Even if IPSO code is an issue, these have been posted by him and the hospital would have got parental consent. Karen Johnson " Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=827798264032621&set=a.827798170699297.1073741827.100004073646464&type=3 Credit: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children's Hospital
(Picture: Louise Goossens/ Wellington Children’s Hospital)

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Written by Jone Dark

Meet Jone Dark, the passionate blogger behind heartwarming tales of dogs and pets. Hailing from Ca, Jone's love for animals led them to create a captivating online space. Through vivid storytelling, Jone's blog explores the joy, challenges, and unique stories within the canine world. Beyond the virtual realm, Jone actively supports animal welfare and adoption initiatives. Join Jone Dark in celebrating the remarkable bond between humans and their furry companions on their blog, where every dog's story is a tale worth telling.

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