By Megan Daley
September 30, 2015 at 04:42 PM EDT

There’s nothing quite like the bond between a girl and her giant American Bulldog, especially if that giant American Bulldog has a winning smile that could melt your heart.

For EW’s Greatest Story Ever Told video series, actress Judy Greer explains the story of adoption of her dog, Buckley. Before she adopted him, he spent his days digging through trash cans and befriending a Chihuahua on the east side of Los Angeles. But, fate brought the two together – and the rest is history.

Check out the video above for the full narrative. Greer’s latest film, Addicted to Fresno, hits theaters Friday, and is available via On Demand and iTunes now.