As anyone with friends or family members with the condition knows, Alzheimer’s Disease is devastating. Patients often lose their ability to drive, care for themselves, or even speak.

Sadly, Lisa Abeyta‘s father is struggling with Alzheimer’s. Her dad has lost nearly all of his speech. But magic occurs when he sees the family dog. He regains a spark of life. 

This powerful video demonstrates what happens when dad interacts with their dog. It’s no surprise the touching clip has gone viral with over half a million views!