18 February, 2013 in Article, Funny, Images | Comment

A 7 year-old boy named Owen Howkins was born with a condition that makes him unique. Owen has Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a disease that leaves his muscles constantly tense. Because of his condition he was afraid to interact with others.

Owen was very shy of strangers.

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His condition made his muscles permanently tense. He was nervous and he didn’t like to talk to people.

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He was constantly in pain.

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But then, something miraculous happened. He met Haatchi and everything changed.

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When Haatchi was a puppy, he was found tied to railroad tracks. One of his legs was terribly mangled, so it had to be amputated.

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The RSPCA tried to find him a home, but they didn’t have any luck. Then Haatchi met Owen.

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In that moment, something incredible happened. The two unique souls bonded, they were instant friends.

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Now, Haatchi is so happy, his little stump of a tail won’t stop wagging.

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And Owen is changed, too. He is so much happier and he has a constant companion.

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Now, he can even talk to people. He isn’t afraid any more.

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Their bond is so amazing, they won first place in the Friends for Life category at Crufts Dog Show.

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Students at the University of Hertfordshire made a short film about the incredible bond between Owen and Haatchi. People loved their story so much, it has been made into a book.
These two were simply meant to be together.