Big Yellow is a stray dog in China and no one expected much from him when he was born 2 years ago. He never received any training, certainly not as a service dog but he has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help his disabled owner.
Ma, a shoe shiner, had polio as a child and lost the use of his legs. Unable to afford a wheelchair, he has made due with what he has and Big Yellow has been there to literally push him along. Ma is a widow and for 40 years his only family has been dogs. He and Big Yellow survive on very little, and often on the scraps and hand outs of others.
But there is a silver lining to this story. Since the news published the special story between Big Yellow and Ma the government has given him a wheel chair as well as other amenities including subsidized income. It looks like Ma and Big Yellow won’t be hungry anymore!