Meet Charlie, the 10-year-old golden retriever whose eyes were removed after a severe case of glaucoma. Luckily, he now has an adorable furry companion to be his eyes, and the internet is in a complete meltdown over how cute the pair are.
Baby Maverick is just four-months-old, but he’s already helping his buddy get around!
The gorgeous duo who live with their family in Mooresville, North Carolina, are practically joint at the hip, and even have their own Instagram account—charlieandmav.
The account, which describes the beautiful pooches as “two best buds living life to the fullest”, has quickly amassed a following of 55,000.
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Hello there! Charlie and Maverick here. Just a couple of happy pups. Charlie is almost 11 years old and Maverick is 4 months old. Charlie had glaucoma which led to his double enucleation (both eyes removed). Now, Maverick is here to help Charlie around and Charlie is trying to teach Maverick manners. 🤣 definitely a work in progress.
“Hello there! Charlie and Maverick here. Just a couple of happy pups. Charlie is almost 11 years old and Maverick is 4 months old.
“Charlie had glaucoma which led to his double enucleation (both eyes removed). Now, Maverick is here to help Charlie around and Charlie is trying to teach Maverick manners. Definitely a work in progress,” Charlie and Maverick’s owners posted on the Instagram account.
Charlie sadly lost his left eye in 2016 after contracting glaucoma, and just a year later his right eye had to go too.
But his owners weren’t going to give up on him!
“For us it was a no-brainer, empty our retirement plan to care for this dog because he makes us happy,’ his owner Chelsea Stipe told NBC.
Chelsea fell pregnant and always wanted her kid to grow up with a loving dog.
They brought adorable Maverick into their home on New Year’s Day 2019, and they’ve been inseparable ever since!
“When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so (Maverick) would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime,” Chelsea said.
Maverick makes sure Charlie gets his doggy walks, and walks beside him while pulling his lead. Aww! Is someone cutting onions?
“They almost turn into little sled dogs where they’ll walk together,” Chelsea added.
They absolutely love playing tug with each other.
And snacking side by side.
He makes the perfect puppy pillow!
This golden duo make the perfect team, don’t you agree?