Kya is a one-year-old Shiba Inu who loves playing with her Santa Claus toy. This is why her owners, John and Angelina Montaldo, decided to take her to see a real-life Santa Claus.
The siblings, who live in Orlando, Florida, bought the toy from a dollar store. They thought Kya would like playing with it, and they were right. Kya loved the toy, always biting its beard and carrying it around everywhere.
When the siblings found out that their local mall would be visited by Santa Claus, they thought it was a golden opportunity, ABC News reported. They decided to take their pet to the mall so she can meet Santa.
Kya Meets Santa
When Kya saw Santa, she was ecstatic. John, 16, said that Kya got excited when she first saw the jolly man in red. When the siblings took her near Santa and placed her next to him, she looked up at him with amazement. She was not scared at all.
No doubt she was thrilled to meet her favorite character.
Kya Becomes Famous
The siblings wanted Kya to have a good time, but they never realized she would become famous. They thought that perhaps their friends would laugh at the photo, the Huffington Post reported. However, the photo went viral, making Kya well-known online.
The siblings love their pet and are always taking pictures of her. They never realized that one of the pictures would gain so much popularity.
Until now, Kya’s photo has been retweeted 80,000 times and has received more than 140,000 likes. Kya has become quite a celebrity!
My dogs favorite toy is Santa, so we brought her to see him pic.twitter.com/vPl6YMyOIz
— John (@jjmontaldo) November 23, 2016
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