Dogs truly are Man’s best friend. They’re often with us through thick and thin, and in many cases save the lives of others. One could even argue that this dog has improved this little girl’s life above and beyond what would normally be possible.

At just two and half years old, Bella was diagnosed with Morquio Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that attacks the bones. She used to rely on crutches or a wheelchair to get around. That all changed when she met George the Great Dane. They formed an immediate connection, and now George helps her get to and from her classes, and is always by her side whether it’s lunch time or a family vacation at the beach. The two are inseparable.