A man who lost vision in his one eye when he was a teen has become an internet sensation after adopting a precious puppy who also has only one eye.
Jordan Trent, 32, from Georgetown, Texas, took in the one-eyed pup over the holiday after he realized that no one wanted the adorable dog because of his condition.
‘My wife and kids saw him first,’ he told Daily Mail Online. ‘My kids told me we had to get him because he was blind in one eye just like me.’
Perfect pair: Jordan Trent, 32, from Georgetown, Texas, adopted a dog who only has one eye. The father-of-two lost vision in his left eye when he was 15 year old
Too cute! Jordan said his children Rex, eight, and Hallee, six, convinced him to get the dog because he is blind in one eye just like he is. Jordan and his family named the adopted pup Shiner Solo
Jordan lost his vision in his left eye when he was 15 years old after a piece of metal flew into his eye while he was doing yard work at a family friend’s ranch.
The dad, who has an eight-year-old son Rex and a six-year-old daughter Hallee, said he and his family were at a market when they saw a man selling dogs.
‘He was the last one of his litter,’ he said of the pup, whom they have named Shiner Solo. ‘All his brothers and sisters were already adopted.’
And while the father-of-two said he had no intentions of getting a new dog that day, he agreed to adopt the white and tan puppy almost as soon as he saw him.
Look of love: Jordan said the new addition is a perfect fit for his family while noting that his new dog is ‘playful and full of energy’
After his family welcomed Shiner Solo into their home, Jordan’s 27-year-old sister Kendra, from Woodward, Oklahoma, shared a heartwarming picture of him cuddling his new dog on Monday.
The picture, which sees Jordan holding the tiny dog in his one hand, has been viewed more than 2.7 million times, which many people commented that Jordan and the dog are both ‘adorable’.
Family love: Jordans’s wife can be seen cuddling Shiner in this adorable snapshot
‘I really can’t make up my mind who’s cuter, so I’ll just take both,’ one person wrote, while another added: ‘You’re both adorable!’
Jordan admitted that he had no idea that his sister was posting the picture of him, but noted that it seems to be a ‘big deal’ because people have been contacting him ever since.
‘We’re having a blast with all the attention and Instagram fame. It’s a lot of fun,’ he added.
As for Shiner, Jordan said he is a wonderful addition to his family.
‘My wife and kids love Shiner,’ he said. ‘He is playful and full of energy. He fits our family perfectly.’