This service dog met Dug from ‘Up’ at Disney World and it was too adorable

When an Instagram-celebrity service dog had the chance to meet one of Disney’s cutest and most cuddly canine characters, it was a moment that made the internet’s collective heart melt.

Henry is a golden retriever who lives in Nashville. This hardworking and totally gorgeous service dog, also known as Henry the Helper, has his own Instagram account run by his human, Jessica Paulsen. This dynamic duo loves to travel, so there are lots of fun things to share with the world!

On a recent trip to Walt Disney World, as a reward for all his hard work with Paulsen, Henry went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a special meet and greet opportunity with Dug the Dog and Russell from “Up.”

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The moment was captured for all of Henry’s followers to enjoy.

“I have just met you and I love you,” Henry’s Instagram post reads. This captures one of Dug’s classic lines from the movie and was the perfect caption for this priceless moment! When Henry sees Dug, it’s not clear which pooch is more excited!

As you can see in the videos below, Henry goes up to Dug and literally shakes with excitement. Then, he gets up close to Dug and gives him nuzzles and kisses. We just can’t deal with this level of cute!

The best part might’ve been when Henry sat and posed with Dug and Russell and gave a big smile! Or maybe when Dug and Henry played with a stuffed toy version of Kevin, the bird Dug was looking for in the movie.

But, this wasn’t Henry’s only Walt Disney World adventure. This proud pup showed his stuff over at the Magic Kingdom and lived up to his Instagram name, King Henry of Nashville, by posing in front of Cinderella Castle in an adorable photo with a quote from “The Lion King.”

Then, over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Henry got together with Buzz Lightyear for some intergalactic holiday fun.

This pup took the parks by storm!


Keep doing an amazing job, Henry. You’re clearly the best boy!

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Marie is a freelance writer and content creator with more than 20 years of experience in journalism. She lives in southwest Ohio with her husband and is almost a full-fledged empty nest mom of two daughters. She loves music, reading, word games, and Walt Disney World.

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