A man who lost his leg due to infection says his three-legged dog has “changed his life.”
Dane Orozco, 42, had his right leg amputated in 2016 after developing an infection and says the loss of his limb “affected him in so many ways.”
But he says that his adopted German Shephard Kane, who also lost his right leg has “transformed his life” and the duo is now inseparable.
He went viral after sharing a clip of the pair meeting on TikTok, which left people feeling rather emotional.
In the clip posted on TikTok, the adorable pooch can be seen lying on the floor, while being comforted by veterinary staff, just after his front right leg was amputated.
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The emotional video then fast forwards to one month later, and an excited Kane is seen eagerly awaiting the arrival of his new dad Dane, from Los Angeles, California.
After, the duo is filmed sitting together before they’re seen walking out of the shelter to start their new life.
Dane said: “I lost my leg in 2016 to an infection. It has affected me in so many ways, good and bad, mostly bad because I can no longer be the man I used to be.
“I can still do things but it takes more time and extra effort to do the things I want and it causes depression and anxiety every single day.
“I went to the shelter just to look because I was depressed and the only thing that made me feel happy in the past was having my dogs.
“When I saw Kane I immediately said to myself that I was going to take him home. I instantly fell in love with him. We both have our right legs amputated.”
Kane lost his leg as he was hit by a car while living as a stray – but he doesn’t let it hold him back.
Dane said: “He runs like he has all four legs sometimes. Kane was hit by a car injuring his leg beyond repair and the vets decided to amputate his leg.”
Kane has adjusted perfectly to his new life and every day he gets stronger and more confident.
Dane said: “He goes with me everywhere I go no matter where I am he’s never a few inches from me. He has changed my life in that I now feel better and he has been the therapy I’ve needed.
“I can turn to him when I am feeling down and instantly I feel better.”
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The video of the moment they met has had over 4 million likes and viewers were unable to hold it together:
One person said: “Why this instantly made me cry. I can just tell they’re going to have an amazing bond.”
Another added: “Wasnt planning on crying tonight but here we are,”
Someone else wrote: “Make this a movie, please… Their lives leading up to this beautiful moment. Please.”
Dane has been blown away by the response to the touching video.
He said: “I am extremely surprised at how viral this has become and I never thought it would bring so much happiness to so many people.
“I am happy we found each other and that we can be each other’s crutch.”