An Autistic Child Barely Speaks Until A Golden Retriever Came Along The video below has already 3,075,462 ( 3 Mio ) views!! Can a dog help children with special needs? Fudge, a Golden Retriever, proves that dogs can be a child’s greatest friend. Do you know why? Nathan an autistic child hardly speaks. But when Fudge came along, Nathan made a lot of improvements. He started talking and his speech was more enhanced. They are inseparable but Fudge may be taken away. Best frien..