Henry is a precious golden retriever from Nashville, Tennessee. He’s also working and training as a service dog with his owner, Jessica Paulsen, who has a chronic illness.
While it’s taken a lot of time and effort to prepare Henry, and it’s still a work in progress, Jessica is very proud of how far he’s come. Through their shared Instagram account and YouTube channel, Jessica documents their journey together, as well as sharing training tips with viewers and followers.
Part of Henry’s training included getting introduced to new people and situations in order to help him learn how to appropriately behave while he’s got his vest on. This also includes trips to Disney theme parks.
Recently, while the pair was at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, they encountered everyone’s favorite furry character from “Up.” And Henry couldn’t contain his excitement at meeting the fictional canine character!
He was literally jumping for joy as he happily attacked the person in the costume. We’re certain that if Henry could talk, he’d have told the character, “I have just met you and I love you.” For this happy dog, dreams did come true that day.
And who can blame him? Disneyland is supposed to be the happiest place on Earth. I’m sure even a service dog can have a little bit of fun there right? It was so adorable watching Henry lose his composure at meeting his giant, animated counterpart.