A puppy with three paws has found a new home with a Minnesota boy with a prosthetic leg, CBS Minnesota reported. Marvel the puppy was born without a paw and has since been made part of Paxton Williams’ family in Minnesota. Paxton’s right leg was amputated three years ago.

Rolling Oaks Goldens breeder Barb Felt met Paxton through his occupational therapist. Felt knew that Marvel would have an important job, “When she was born, we knew right away she had a special purpose,” Felt said. “We wanted her to go in a home with someone who had a limb difference.”

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Paxton’s mom Stephanie said that Marvel helps Paxton normalize his prosthetic leg. “It gives him the opportunity to tell the kids, ‘Oh, she’s missing a paw, she’s like me,'” the mom explained. “And like it gives him that voice, too, to advocate for himself.”

Dad Blaine said it’s very special to see Paxton and Marvel play together.

“It’s like they knew they were special,” Blaine said, “The amount of emotions that were running through me at the time,” he continued. “It was just awesome because it was knowing that she was in the perfect place at the perfect time.”

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