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This Adorable Wolfdog Can’t Stop Smiling After Being Rescued From Captivity

Screengrab via YouTube

Nothing quite brings joy like seeing a super happy four-legged friend, and we challenge you to find a happier looking four-legged friend than Lakomi the rescued wolfdog.

In a video posted by YouTube user “Sarah and the Wolves,” Lakomi is grinning from ear to ear as she receives belly scratches from one of the sanctuary workers. When the pets stop, she lets out a whine to let the worker know her work is not yet done.

Lakomi was found at 8 months old surviving in the wild — but it was apparent that somebody had tried to raise her in partial captivity at a younger age. At the time of being rescued, Lakomi was wearing a dog harness intended for an 8-week old pup.

She required hours of surgery to remove the harness and months of medication to fight off an infection that almost took her life. Workers at the sanctuary feared Lakomi would never be socialized, and she frequently jumped fences and acted aggressive.

After two months of daily socialization and interaction, Lakomi allowed physical contact and soon became the big lovable fluff ball we see in the video. It’s an amazing story of recovery, dedication and affection for both Lakomi and her handlers.

Since being uploaded on May 24th, Lakomi’s infectious smile has garnered nearly two million views.

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This Adorable Wolfdog Can’t Stop Smiling After Being Rescued From Captivity