Many people with autism tend to get along very well with animals. In fact, it’s pretty common knowledge that animals can be beneficial for people on the spectrum, in more ways than one—they help calm anxiety and can even boost social skills, for instance.
This story is a sweet example of that.
Lacy is a six-year-old girl with autism. She is also nonverbal. Since she was a baby, her best friend and cuddle buddy has been a pit bull named Karma — and Karma adores Lucy. Karma has never had professional therapy training, but her acute understanding of Lacy’s needs has been a blessing to the entire family.
Together, this sweet girl and loving pit bull make an adorable pair.
Watch their touching friendship in the video below!
Has your child benefitted from being around animals? Share your story in the comments!
C. Dixon likes to read, sing, eat, drink, write, and other verbs. She enjoys cavorting around the country to visit loved ones and experience new places, but especially likes to be at home with her husband, son, and dog.