Hugo is not just any German Shepherd. He’s a trained dog that’s able to work with those in need by being their friend and by learning to respond to emergencies so that he can help his friend out. Hugo is trained to track his owner, to respond to the smell of gasses in the air and to do many other things that will save the live of someone with Autism, like his owner and his best friend, Tyler Gerdts. Tyler is a 17-year-old Autistic boy who loves to run.
He has never let the brain injury he was born with change his life, and he’s always had a very good outlook. He loves to run, and he and his dog Hugo just became the first pair to run cross country together. They’re going down in history. These two are a sweet pair, the absolute best of friends. Tyler’s mother said that when Hugo became a part of Tyler’s life, his life changed so much, and all for the good. She says her son is now more outgoing, more outspoken and much happier.
Tyler calls Hugo his very best friend and his favorite person in the entire world, and his mother says the pair is inseparable. This is one set of friends that love to spend all their time together, and Hugo loves to accompany Tyler when he does what he does best; run. These two are so sweet, and they are such an inspiration to the rest of the world. There is no limit to what anyone can do, no matter what they live with, what disabilities they might have in life; there is only ever the disability of believing that you cannot do something that holds you back from actually doing it, as these two have made that quite clear.