Service animals have been trained to be a constant companion for a person in need. Service dogs were first introduced to help blind people navigate the world and get around safely. Because they were proved to be so useful during that instance, service dogs have started to be used for numerous other things. Some dogs can sense when their person is about to have a seizure and help warn them so they can get to a safe location. Others simply help wartime veterans navigate the stresses and psychological turmoil they’ve faced when they come back from active duty.
But in this video, you’ll watch a service dog that has made its first trip to Walt Disney World in Florida meet his favorite Disney character – the dog named Pluto.
The golden retriever service dog was accompanying his 22-year-old owner Julian Gavino when they made their visit to the popular theme park.
Because he has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome type 3, Gavino is limited to a wheelchair and needs the service dog on a daily basis. But on this trip to Disney World, the owner wanted his service dog, Atlas, to meet the famous Disney dog, Pluto, at the Japan Pavilion at Epcot Center.
Atlas has been a fan of Pluto for a long time. He has a small stuffed animal version of the Disney character that he “loves so much,” Gavino told ABC News.
So, when Atlas met the life-sized Pluto at the theme park, he was overwhelmed. His love for the Disney character took on a whole new level. And they managed to capture video footage of Atlas and Pluto playing together. The service dog could not believe that his favorite animal had come over to play with him out of everyone else in the theme park.
“Atlas was more than excited to meet his best pal look-alike,” Gavino wrote in the Facebook post.
Since the clip got uploaded to Facebook, more than 3,000 people have liked it. And that does not even come to match the number of views it has received.
Viewers like you were astounded to see the service dog so happy to meet his favorite Disney character.
“Okay, this just made me cry it’s so precious,” one viewer wrote.
“So cute, I Can’t!” another shared.
The YouTube channel Mother Nature also picked up Gavino’s video. They described the moment as follows:
“Atlas finally got to meet his favorite Disney character. After a quick greeting, Atlas and Pluto were ready to play like best friends.”
Thousands have watched it since it went live a day ago. And here are some of the comments:
“How precious, they can’t always be in work mode. They need a little happiness in life too.”
Take a moment out of your busy day to warm your heart with this precious video. Whether you’re feeling on top of the world or down in the dumps, this video will serve to raise you up and inspire you to feel better about your day.
What is your reaction to the clip?