Bentley Boyers was born with a cleft lip and underwent multiple surgeries for it. When he found his companion in a pup, it was love at first sight.
Two-year-old Bentley Boyers from Jackson, Michigan, was overjoyed on Friday when he got to take home his new companion, someone who is his perfect match. Bentley, who was born with a cleft lip, got to adopt a black and white puppy with the same condition. When his dad Brandon Boyers visited the Jackson County Animal Shelter in search of some chickens, the last thing he thought he would find was a best friend for his son, but that's exactly what happened. For his mom Ashley Boyers, it was a way for him to understand he would never be alone. The shelter, too, was incredibly happy about the adoption, ClickOnDetroit reports.
His mother explained, "To see him have something in common with a puppy means a lot because he can grow up and understand that he and his puppy both have something that they can share in common." She is super excited about seeing how the budding friendship between the two adorable little ones flourishes. The whole family knew that it was the perfect way to show their young one that he was not alone. A cleft lip and/or palate is a congenital abnormality that is seen frequently around the world; on average, about one in every 500 to 750 live births result in a cleft. However, despite how common the variation is, it can be an incredibly isolating experience for young children.
That is why his family was so eager to adopt the pup. The Jackson County Animal Shelter was equally delighted. They wrote on Facebook, "It’s so hard to put into words how meaningful this adoption is to all of us so we are going to let the pictures speak for themselves. Introducing Bentley and his new puppy. At two years old and with surgeries already under his belt for his cleft lip, Bentley found his match today in this tiny pup who also has a cleft lip. They instantly loved each other. We wish many years of joy as this special pair grow up together!" The post was accompanied by several cute photos of the pair together.
In addition to adoptions, the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Michigan is supported through donations. Even if you can't adopt your own good boy right now, you can make a donation in order to help lost, abandoned, and abused animals in Jackson County. All donations are put towards supporting the shelter's animals with supplies, medical care, medication, and food. You can click here to make a donation.