A Boy And His Dog: The Touching Story Of Haatchi And Owen (Video)

2/19/14 10:29AM EST

If you haven’t had your daily happy-cry yet, then here you go. ‘A Boy And His Dog’ explores the incredible bound between an abused and abandoned dog and his seven-year old, disabled owner.

Owen Hopkins suffers from a rare condition named Schwartz-Jampel syndrome which causes his muscles to be in a constant state of tension. After adopting Haatchi, a three-legged Italian shepherd, Owen says his life has improved considerably. The pair inspired some students from the University of Hertfordshire, England to create a short film which has been warming the hearts of viewers worldwide.