ORLANDO, Fla. (USA TODAY Network/Mary Bowerman) — A dog obsessed with her Santa Claus plush toy got the chance to meet the real man in red at a Florida mall last week.
Siblings John and Angelina Montaldo told ABC News their dog Kya is obsessed with her Santa plush toy year round.
"Last year we got her [a Santa toy] at the dollar store when we first got her," John, 16, told ABC News. "She just always liked that one and bit his beard and stuff."
The brother and sister told ABC they learned that a nearby mall in Orlando, Fla., was holding a photo shoot with Santa Claus. They knew they had to take Kya.
"Once she first saw him, she was getting really excited," John told ABC. "She was super calm and looking at him amazed."
My dogs favorite toy is Santa, so we brought her to see him pic.twitter.com/vPl6YMyOIz— John (@jjmontaldo) November 23, 2016
After the photo shoot, John tweeted a picture of Kya with her Santa plush toy plus one alongside the real deal.
The post had nearly 150,000 likes as of Monday.
Merry Christmas, Kya!
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