Dog in wheelchair becomes best friends with man in wheelchair

A handicapped dog got a new chance at life after being adopted by a man in a wheelchair. (Kleenex/Facebook)

A dog that had been left for dead on the side of the road after being hit by a car has a new lease on life and a new best friend that understands the challenges he faces -- Michael and Chance both use wheelchairs to get around.

The two friends are featured in a documentary-style commercial for Kleenex.

Chance was nearly euthanized after being hit by a car, but he was saved by individuals at San Antonio Pets Alive. Now, Chance is living life like any other happy pooch after being adopted by Michael and his wife.

"I knew his struggles as well as mine and I knew that we could overcome those obstacles together," Michael said in the video. "When he's in his chair and we're running together down the street, we feel free. It's easy for us to relate."

Michael says the two have bonded over their similar situations.

"I deal with the same struggles that he deals with," Michael said.

The video has received over 23 million views and 600,000 shares since being uploaded on June 24, along with a swarm of positive comments.

"Friends are friends, no matter how they look," wrote one commenter.

"I had to hug my dog after this," wrote another.
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