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Robin Roberts and Amber Laign's 'Lil Man' adoption story is so sweet

They have a wonderful life together

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Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
January 14, 2022
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Robin Roberts and Amber Laign have a long and happy relationship together and have been a couple for 16 years. 

While they don't have any children of their own, the GMA host and her girlfriend do have an adoption story which will melt your heart. 

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Robin, 61, and Amber a fortunate enough to call their beloved dog, Lukas, their baby and the way they brought him into their lives is so sweet.

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The couple's decision to add to their family came at a difficult time after they lost their Jack Russell Terrier, KJ.

The pet pooch was almost 18 years old and Robin had owned him since he was a puppy. He had been through some very difficult times with his owner. 

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The two-time cancer survivor was crushed at the time of his death and paid tribute to the dog's utter devotion to her over the years. 

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They adore their dog Lukas 

Amber had also lost her dog, Frances, a beagle-shepherd mix, two years prior. 

But as they healed, the couple decided it was time to move forward and consider the idea of giving another dog a good home. 

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This is where Robin's GMA co-host, Lara Spencer came in. 

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Robin and Amber gave Lukas a wonderful new home

The animal lover took them to North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, New York.

It identifies itself as the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.

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Robin wasn't quite ready to adopt, but Amber was. Lukas, a Tibetan spaniel-papillon mix, caught her eye and the rest was history.

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Robin and Amber recently celebrated their 16th anniversary 

Their adopted "Lil Man Lukas," has become a firm fixture in their lives and he even has his own Instagram account. 

He lives the life of luxury at their beautiful Connecticut home and enjoys vacations with his much-loved owners too. 

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