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Las Vegas 8-year-old boy with birth defect gifted puppy with tiny ear

The boy was born with microtia and as a result, has a tiny ear on one side

A Las Vegas 8-year-old and his new puppy have a lot more in common than you might think.
A Las Vegas 8-year-old and his new puppy have a lot more in common than you might think.

A Las Vegas 8-year-old and his new puppy have a lot more in common than you might think.

Maxson was born with microtia and as a result, has a tiny ear on one side.

4E Healing Hearts, a nonprofit that connects service animals with forever homes, found the perfect match for the 8-year-old, a Goldendoodle born with the same tiny ear.

The puppy’s name is—Nemo—who like the character, was born a little different.

Maxson says he might change the puppy’s name to “honey” or " daisy.”