Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Maria Williamson was in her car at a red light in Mobile, Alabama, when out of nowhere a carjacker approached her car and shot her in the face. She was rushed to hospital and miraculously survived, but the 26-year-old had to undergo two surgeries and have her right eye removed.
That was in June of 2015 and six arrests have been made related to her shooting.
Two months passed, and Maria was recovering from her ordeal when her boyfriend saw a photo online of something he thought might help her heal from her terrifying experience.

Photo credit: Animal Rescue Foundation / Facebook

It was a picture of an 8-week-old puppy named Bear, who had also recently survived an ordeal of his own. He had been attacked by other dogs and lost an eye too.

Photo credit: Animal Rescue Foundation / Facebook

When Maria’s boyfriend showed Maria Bear’s photo to her, she felt an immediate connection. He emailed Animal Rescue Foundation and explained to them that Bear could help Maria recover and Maria would help Bear too. That very day the couple went down to the shelter and adopted him.


Photo credit: Animal Rescue Foundation / Facebook

Maria renamed Bear ‘Yogi’ and says they are both survivors and get to share their stories. I’m so glad they found each other! If you think so too, share this story with your friends!

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