ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - To see 10-year-old Kailey play with Brody the 6-week-old puppy is to see pure love.
Both of them have been recently hurt. Brody was shot 18 times with a BB gun, and Kailey lost her best friend and life-long dog, Woodrow.
"When I lost Woodrow, I thought I lost half my heart. Now I got that other half back," Kailey said with a smile you could see from the moon.
Woodrow died two months ago and left Kailey devastated. According to her mother Carla, "It broke her heart, and the hardest thing to see as a parent is your child hurt. Brody is actually piecing that heart back together for her."
The match seemed hand-crafted in heaven. Carla works at the pet hospital Brody was taken to when officers discovered he'd been shot. Kailey was one of the first people to see him, before he became a viral star on the internet.
"The first time she met him she looked in his eyes and said he reminded her of Woodrow, and I knew right then that she had picked her puppy," Carla said.
Brody was hurt, and Kailey was hurt. Now the two are helping each other recover.
X-rays show that the BB's are still inside Brody, but officials said he is doing okay. He is expected to make a full recovery.
De'Monte Ty'Juan Douglas, 17, is charged with felony first degree cruelty to animals. A 14-year-old was also petitioned to family court and released to his parents pending that court appearance. His name has not been released due to his age.
Douglas was in court Wednesday morning. His bond was set at $5,000.
Since the incident, Brody has brought in attention from all over the country.
Dr. Jay Hreiz said the hospital has been getting "hundreds of calls a day about him."