Some people have to deal with some deficiency in life. Shane Koch is afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome but this has not stopped him from making a difference. And with Callum, his dog, by his side, he has found a way to prove to all that it is better to be weird than normal.

The 16-year-old and his canine companions have meshed well, resulting in a hit show on social media platform TikTok. Callum has made up for the unfortunate deficiency which Koch was diagnosed as having when he was only eight-years-old.

"He notices when I do the tics, he'll nudge me," said Koch to CBS 12. "He can literally sense when I do those ticks and as I feel it coming and a lot of that stress will go away."

Callum has undoubtedly changed Shane’s life. Before their uncanny combo, Koch admitted that he would often get into trouble and end up being the butt of the joke.

"I got made fun of by teachers and students, sometimes I would get in trouble for them," Koch said.

Their magical pairing has now become a hit over at TikTok. They now have more than 1.4 million followers and the numbers are likely to increase moving forward.

"My dog is what helps me with my Tourettes," Koch stated. "Having a dog, it doesn't even need to be a therapy dog, it will just distract you and want to play, and he just helps so much."

Koch revealed that he was inspired to do videos in January as he was recovering from an arm injury. With TikTok growing in popularity, he thought of checking it out. He set up a camera and started recording with his dog, Callum, the Palm Beach Post reported.

"That video just blew up. It had like 500,000 views, so I thought, 'OK, this is kind of fun,' " Shane said.

For those who may not know what Tourette Syndrome is, it is a disorder that involves repetitive movements or unwanted sounds, or tics that cannot be easily controlled. Tics typically show up between the ages of 2 and 15. Males are three to four times more likely to develop Tourette syndrome compared to females per Mayo Clinic.

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The logo of Chinese video app TikTok is seen on the side of the company's new office space at the C3 campus on August 11, 2020 in Culver City, in the westside of Los Angeles. Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images

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