Dogs + children + Christmas = quiet, happy sobs.
Like many children their age, Tianna and Gianna Johnson desperately wanted a dog for Christmas.
But not just any dog.
They asked for a disabled dog. Why? Because both girls are legally blind, they wanted to rescue a dog "who might know the same feeling".
"[I wanted a rescue dog] because I'm very different in school," explained 10-year-old Tianna. "I'm the only one who walks with a cane and I wondered if I got a disabled dog, she would know the same feeling."
So when their mother came across adorable Carmella - a rescued pitbull with problem legs - she knew she'd found the dog a new home.
According to CBS News, Carmella was reportedly kept in a crate until she was rescued by Sandy Roberto, who also owns the local pet grooming salon.
When Tianna and Gianna's mother, Dana Polito-Corry, took the family's other dog to Sandy's salon, she came across Carmella. As they say, the rest is history.
Carmella has breathed new life into the Johnson girls, with Gianna reportedly becoming less shy, and more talkative than ever.
Gianna told CBS that Carmella is "amazing" and "likes to snuggle".
Watch the full CBS News report below.