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There's always room for man to have two best friends.

That's the case for Cecil Williams of Brooklyn, New York who received his new guide do Godiva from guiding eyes for the blind.

Williams, who is blind, made national headlines in December when he fainted and fell off a subway platform and onto a Manhattan subway track.

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