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A six-year-old boy burst into tears of joy when his wish came true and he was surprised with a puppy to help him with his autism.
Eli Apolinar, from San Jose, California, couldn't believe his luck when he walked into his bedroom to find an eight-week-old pitbull dog wagging its tail.
Clip - Boy - Autism - Disbelief - Pet
The clip shows the boy, who has autism, giggling in disbelief as he sees his tiny new pet.
He exclaims: 'What! You got me a new pet?'
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As he looks down at the puppy he suddenly begins to well up and cry and goes to hug his father.
The playful pooch tries to comfort his new owner by wagging his tail and gently paws at his leg.
Parents - Judie - Isaih - Apolinar - Dog
Proud parents Judie, 22, and Isaih Apolinar, 23, picked up the dog named Ziggy for their son to help him deal with his autism.
Eli's parents said they had been hinting for weeks that he wanted a puppy and the couple finally decided to give in.
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His mother says Ziggy will help Eli practice meeting new people and overcome some of his anxiety....
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