Service Dog Goes Wild Over ‘Up’ Dog At Disney World

“I have just met you and I love you.”

Service dog Henry, on a recent trip to Disney World with his human, Jessica Paulsen, could barely contain his excitement when he found a larger than life Dug.

Henry gave nearby Russell a few sniffs, but it was obvious that Dug was the star of the show.

Source: Instagram/kinghenryofnashville
Henry at Disney World.

The 2-year-old Golden Retriever already has 111,000 followers on Instagram. Positioning himself between Dug and Russell for a fantastic photo op probably didn’t hurt his standings, either. Henry was perfectly posed as he grinned for Paulsen.

The resulting post had tens of thousands of reactions in a matter of days.

“Please note that Henry is a working dog but Disney days are long and character meets are a great reward for all of Henry’s hard work,” Paulsen captioned the photo.

Source: Instagram/kinghenryofnashville
Henry making some new friends.

It was Henry’s second visit to the “Happiest Place on Earth,” and probably a sign for Paulsen that she should start scheduling a third.

Paulsen relies on Henry for a condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which can make life difficult. She suffers from unexpected bouts of fainting and a rapid heart rate. Henry helps her stay calm. Meanwhile, those following Henry on Instagram can see how well they work together.

Along with the @kinghenryofnashville account, Paulsen also posts content to YouTube and her own website,

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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, spending time with his daughters, and coffee.
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