Love at first bark.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
January 22, 2018

Remember the days when bedtime was as simple as tucking your plush Pluto and his leash under your arm as you drifted off to a bedtime story from Mama? Or, perhaps, your first memories of Pluto are catching him in your favorite childhood storybook. Maybe, your most cherished memories of the yellow-and-black pet is watching him in on the television screen with your niece and nephews.

Well, here's a new reason to fall in love all over again with Pluto the Pup: The popular Disney character is now the co-star of a touching viral video. It all started when Julian Gavino, who suffers from a connective tissue disorder that leaves him in a wheelchair, brought his beloved service dog, Atlas, to Disney World last Friday, January 19th. As Gavino told ABC News, Atlas has a stuffed Pluto toy which he "loves so much."

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With a little Walt Disney magic, this Friday's visit turned out to be a standout in the Sarasota duo's weekly trips to Disney World—the character and canine finally got some quality time at Epcot Center. Wagging his tail wildly, Atlas approached Pluto and the two exchanged nose kisses before enjoying some hugs and more fun. Watch the clip of their meeting below, and get ready to break into a major smile.

Disney World really is the happiest place on earth! And that goes for all its visitors, two-legged and four!