Autistic Boy Who Can’t Be Touched Finds His First Ever Friend In A Service Dog

An autistic boy who is unable to be touched or hugged by anyone finally connected for the first time - with his new service dog. Five-year-old Kainoa Niehaus journeyed to the 4 Paws For Ability center in Ohio from Japan after waiting two years for an animal to become available . _91996407_patrick

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His mom Shanna shared a heartwarming photo of her son resting his head on the dog, Tornado.

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She wrote underneath the post:

"See this moment? I've never experienced a moment like this."
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The post continued:

"This picture captures the face of a mother who saw her child, who she can't hug, wash, dress, snuggle and touch freely lay on his new service dog of his own free will, with a purposeful, unspoken attachment. This is the face of a mom who has seen her son experience countless failed social interactions on the playground in an attempt to have a friend. Any friend. Any kind of connection. "
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