05/24/2013 04:24 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ray Charles Is The World's Cutest Blind Golden Retriever Puppy (PHOTOS)

Facebook / Ray Charles The Golden Retriever

He may be visually impaired, but when you have that smile and those tresses, stardom is but an inevitability.

Ray Charles was born blind to a breeder last December, but was later adopted into a loving home, according to his Facebook page.

When BuzzFeed shared photos of him earlier this week, we knew that he was going to be the canine celebrity of 2013.

Consider this: His Facebook page already has 4,000 followers and counting, and he won first prize in a Modern Dog magazine photo contest in April.

Here are some of our favorite shots of him:

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He's an American Kennel Club star puppy!

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And he can walk himself like a pro.

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Just the sight of him is like a warm, fuzzy hug.

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And here's him playing with his big brother, Jack. His Facebook page says he can run and play and "do everything else that other dogs who can see do."

See more photos of Ray on his Facebook page.

H/T: BuzzFeed



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