This large dog with beautiful green eyes was found abandoned in the woods outside of Rio de Janeiro in late 2012. He weighed just 28 pounds (13 kg) and had a huge, gaping wound in his rear. His bone was exposed and he could barely walk from the pain. The man taking the photos decided to show the ultimate act of compassion and adopt the dog as his own, making sure it reached a full recovery.
These pictures paint the story of their new friendship.