Ever meet someone you had an instant connection with? Where it felt like the two of you were always meant to find each other?
That’s exactly how it happened for Addy and Popcorn, who were both born missing part of their right arm or paw, respectively. When Addy’s mom, Tiffany, saw Popcorn’s picture posted online, she knew it was meant to be. She wanted Addy to have someone she could watch navigate his world with a missing paw while Addy navigated hers with a missing hand.
When Tiffany told her kids they would be adopting a new puppy, they were ecstatic and started counting down the days until Popcorn would become part of their family.
When adoption day finally arrives, Addy races to meet Popcorn. He’s a little nervous at first after his long car ride, but he soon falls in love with his affectionate human—who’s just like him! You can see they’re instantly a match, and Addy wants to see Popcorn’s “lucky fin” (a term from Finding Nemo for the fish’s underdeveloped fin). It’s not long before Addy and Popcorn are playing together like old friends and doing their special “fin bump.”
Tiffany hopes that Popcorn and Addy will continue to face challenges together and not let anything stop them from doing what they want to do. She says they are so happy to now have two “lucky fins” in their family.
It’s so beautiful to watch this perfect match grow together both in confidence and friendship. Congratulations, Popcorn and Addy!
Watch Popcorn and Addy meet for the first time in the video below!
Katie Taylor started writing in 5th grade and hasn't stopped since. Her favorite place to pen a phrase is in front of her fireplace with a cup of tea, but she's been known to write in parking lots on the backs of old receipts if necessary. She and her husband live cozily in the Pacific Northwest enjoying rainy days and Netflix.
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