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Golden Retrievers are known to be one of the most-loving dog breeds.
And for one named Smiley, being born without eyes was not going to stop him from being just that.
The gorgeous pup from Stouffville, Canada, was adopted from a 'scary' puppy mill by local dog lover Joanne George, who believes pairing Smiley up with a deaf Great Dane named Tyler was the best decision she has made.
'Tyler was so bouncy and crazy and happy go lucky and [Smiley] turned into the same dog,' George told ABC News.
George added: 'He came out from underneath the tables where he was always hiding.'
One Smiley began interacting with people more and more, George realized how good at it he was.
She started taking him to hospitals and schools to visit people who needed some cheering up.
There was one patient in a nursing home named Teddy that had no communication and could not speak at all.
Staff said they had never seen him smile.
That was, of course, until Smiley came along.
'(Teddy) smiled when Smiley got into his vision,' George recalled.
Many people who have had contact with Smiley say they either didn't realize or soon forgot that he had a disability.
His is prone to run into things, but walks around very carefully.
George said she has taught him to follow her voice.
She also said it was important for him to work things out by himself, and she's glad she let him discover that.