Meet Wally: TikTok’s favorite emotional support alligator

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“I saw your story and it melted my heart,” one person told Wally’s owner.

“I saw your story and it melted my heart,” one individual advised Wally’s proprietor.

Screengrab from Wallygator’s Fb

Regardless of a mouth filled with enamel, Wally doesn’t chunk. Watch out although — he’s recognized for stealing individuals’s hearts.

Wally, a 4-foot-long alligator, has hundreds of followers on TikTok. He’s a licensed emotional support animal and when he isn’t visiting nursing houses or swimming with kids, he’s accompanying his proprietor to most cancers radiation therapies, his proprietor Joie Henney shared on TikTok.

Henney, who lives in York, Pennsylvania, adopted Wally from a good friend throughout a troublesome interval in his life, he advised 60 Second Docs.

“Wally puts lot of joy in my life,” Henney advised 60 Second Docs. “I take him everywhere.”

The gator has been a welcome customer within the hospitals for Henney’s physician visits and even will get invitations to go to eating places, based on his TikTok movies.

“I saw your story and it melted my heart,” one individual advised Henney on Fb. “I had no idea they could be so loving, now I know this it turns my idea of how they behave…you are so lucky to have each other.”

Wally is 7 years previous and is within the operating for America’s Favorite Pet contest, WTXF-TV reported. Folks can vote for his or her favorite animal within the contest, which opened on Aug. 22 and can progressively slim down the contestants all through September and October.

“WallyGator is an amazing creature. He senses people emotions and gives hugs to try to cheer people up,” Henney wrote on Wally’s contestant web page. “He has been a huge support for me during my battle with cancer. He has come with me to radiation and has brought cheer to other patients and the doctors and nurses.”

Wally is first in his group within the competitors, the place he’s up towards the likes of each cats and canines in addition to the extra unique hairless rats and bearded dragons, as of Aug. 26, based on the America’s Favorite Pet webpage.

“We could all use a Wally,” somebody commented on the gator’s TikTok web page.

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Alison Cutler is a Nationwide Actual Time Reporter for the Southeast at McClatchy. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State College and beforehand labored for The Information Chief in Staunton, VA, a department of USAToday.

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