Atlas the service dog is a cute and cuddly Golden Retriever. He enjoys helping his human, Julian Gavino, who is in a wheelchair due to a disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome type 3, as well as munching on bones just as much as any other pup on the street. But his favorite thing of all time? Playing with a stuffed Pluto toy.
This week, Disney made good on its promise as the "happiest place on earth" when little Atlas has his wildest dreams come true: He was able to meet a giant-sized version of his favorite Disney character at Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom.
As soon as Atlas noticed Pluto, all bets were off. Goodbye, human, and hello, Pluto! Atlas approached the character sniffer-first with his tail wagging. The Disney staffer in the costume was in good spirits, and bent down so Atlas could get a better look. Of course, Atlas was head over heels for this big, cuddly Pluto, and displayed his obvious affection by giving him a giant wet lick on the face. Fortunately for us, Gavino's friend caught the moment on video.
“Atlas was more than excited to meet his best pal look-alike,” Gavino commented on his video. How sweet!
The post has since gone viral, receiving more than 3,000 likes and hundreds of comments about the cute canine duo.
"Okay, this just made me cry it's so precious," once user commented. "So cute! I can't," wrote another.
We're so happy Atlas was able to meet his real-life look-alike. What a magical match!