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This Adorable Dog With No Eyes Was Saved From A Life Of Neglect And Now He Helps Vulnerable People

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This Golden Retriever is your new favourite internet celebrity.

Here’s Smiley, a 10-year-old Golden Retriever, with one of his many friends.

Here's Smiley, a 10-year-old Golden Retriever, with one of his many friends.

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Smiley was born without any eyes.

This Adorable Dog With No Eyes Was Saved From A Life Of Neglect And Now He Helps Vulnerable People

The K9 Way / Caters News

This Adorable Dog With No Eyes Was Saved From A Life Of Neglect And Now He Helps Vulnerable People

The K9 Way / Caters

 

CBS reported that he was born with dwarfism and forced to spend his earlier years in a puppy mill before having his eyelids sewn shut.

Caters News reported that he was then discovered by Joanne George, who runs Training the K9 Way, a dog training service in Stouffville, Canada.

Caters News reported that he was then discovered by Joanne George, who runs Training the K9 Way, a dog training service in Stouffville, Canada.

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Having saved him from a life of neglect, she trained him to be a certified therapy dog.

Having saved him from a life of neglect, she trained him to be a certified therapy dog.

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And now she takes him to visit the old and young: particularly those who suffer from mental and physical disabilities. Over the course of his life he’s helped hundreds of people.

And now she takes him to visit the old and young: particularly those who suffer from mental and physical disabilities. Over the course of his life he's helped hundreds of people.

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CBS reported on one particularly memorable visit to a nursing home.

CBS reported on one particularly memorable visit to a nursing home.

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According to George, one man, called Teddy, was unable to speak, but it didn’t stop Smiley from trying to communicate with him. She told the broadcaster: “One day, Smiley put his feet up in front of [Teddy] and he started smiling and making noise. All of the nurses rushed into the room and said they’ve never seen him smile — never seen any kind of reaction.” She said that Teddy is now the first person he sees whenever he visits the home.

And Smiley was even a ring-bearer at George’s wedding.

This Adorable Dog With No Eyes Was Saved From A Life Of Neglect And Now He Helps Vulnerable People

The K9 Way / Caters News

This Adorable Dog With No Eyes Was Saved From A Life Of Neglect And Now He Helps Vulnerable People

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What a dog he is. WHAT a dog.

What a dog he is. WHAT a dog.

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Source: buzzfeed.com