Atlas is Julian Gavino’s service animal and friend. Gavino is in a wheelchair and relies on his loving pooch to help him perform everyday tasks. Atlas has another best friend he loves to play with — a stuffed Pluto doll. Gavino thought it would be fun for his faithful companion to meet a real-life version of his toy. The pair headed to Disney World in Florida, and that’s where the magic happened.
Atlas was beyond excited! He snuggled up to Pluto and couldn’t stop wagging his tail. Gavino told the Dodo, “I love to see Atlas have fun. He deserves it after working so hard. Some days he works really long hours, so he needs that type of downtime.” The BFFs are thrilled their heartwarming video is bringing happiness to so many people. Gavino hopes it will also raise awareness about living with a chronic illness and the importance of the service dog community.