This story originally appeared at InspireMore.
When you finally get to meet your idol, you can’t be expected to keep your cool. Even if you’re in the middle of working a very important job.
Meet Henry, an adorable golden retriever from Nashville, Tennessee. He’s currently working and training as a service dog with his owner, Jessica Paulsen, who lives with chronic illness.
It’s taken a lot of time and effort on both of their parts to prepare Henry for the job. It’s still a work in progress, but Jessica says she’s very proud of how far Henry has come. She documents their journey together and shares training tips through their Instagram account and on their YouTube channel.
As part of Henry’s training, Jessica often introduces the pooch to new people and situations to help him learn how to act when his vest is on. This includes trips to Disney theme parks.
Recently, the pair went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where they ran into everyone’s favorite furry character from “Up.”
Henry must have taken Dug’s famous line from the Disney/Pixar film to heart because he could not contain his excitement at meeting the fictional dog. Tail wagging furiously, he launched himself at the person in costume, literally jumping for joy.
If Henry could talk, he would have told the mascot that day, “I have just met you and I love you.” For this happy pup, it was a match made in heaven.
We can’t really blame Henry for losing his composure there. After all, who doesn’t love Dug? But we can all agree that Henry is even more lovable and adorable than his animated counterpart. Jessica is lucky to be able to share her life with such a sweetheart. We wish them nothing but the best as they continue their training.
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