A dog with no front legs has a new lease on life after a kind-hearted 12 year-old boy built her a LEGO wheelchair.

The young disabled pup was only a baby when she was left at a vet, covered in maggots and missing tufts of hair all over her body. She was also born without two front legs.

Gracie, who is now one years old, was transferred to Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue, in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The owners of the shelter were so charmed by the courageous pup that they decided to adopt her.

LEGO Wheelchair

Dylan, a volunteer at the animal resuce took pity on the 2-legged puppy and built her a wheelchair that could grow as Gracie grows. And LEGO was the obvious choice for an adaptable material to use for the chair.

Dylan built the contraption out of a variety of LEGO and then Gracie was velcroed to it.

“The first couple of times, it took her a few minutes to figure it out, but we ended up getting little pieces of hot dog and when she smelled those, she took off,” Gracie’s ‘mum’ Tammy Turley told The Dodo.

New And Improved

After Gracie outgrew her first wheelchair, Dylan then designed and built a new version, designed to give her better elevation.

Yet another improvement followed soon after, when they realised bigger wheels were needed.

Now at one years old, Gracie has finished growing so she has been fitted with a new more long-lasting chair so she can continue running, playing and having fun like all dogs love to do.

We love this! What an absolutely heart-warming story.

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  • How amazing is this! Lucky little pup to have such a beautiful and innovative family!

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  • Gracie was so lucky to be adopted by such amazing folks. And I’m even more impressed by the ingenuity of the remarkable young man who helped her overcome her birth defect! What an extraordinary story.

    I think I got something in my eye after watching the video, probably just a fleck of dust, or ten…

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  • Naaaaaw, what a cute story!!!

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  • Oh what a cute story and what a sweet boy.

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  • Very kind and creative child. Good on him.

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  • How could anybody be so cruel to allow a puppy to be in such poor condition that it is covered in maggots and hair missing off her body. I dread the thought of what horrid conditions the Mum of the puppy is living in, possibly a puppy farm where there is so much interbreeding.

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  • Such a beautiful story and, thanks to Dylan, she was able to get around easily. What a caring young man he is

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  • What a wonderful idea, very heartwarming indeed.

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  • This is so cool, this is so caring!

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  • awww this makes me happy yet sad at the same time!

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  • Awwww, this is way too cute. What a clever idea.

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  • Love it ! What a clever invention !!

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  • This is the cutest thing ever on so many levels. Brightens my day

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  • I saw this story on the GoodNewsNetwork, such a lovely story, it is amazing what you can do with Lego.

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  • What a great story and such a sweet little dog. The video was lovely to watch and I am amazed how well she could get around with and without the trolleys. I really liked the boy’s leggo design as well.

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