ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A service dog got the opportunity to meet his hero, Pluto, during a socialization visit to Disney World.
Video shared to Facebook shows Ace, the ecstatic guide dog in training, jumping with excitement at the opportunity to meet the fellow canine character in person.
He attempts to get as close to Pluto as possible before both he and the character enter a seated waiting position.
Sandy Steinblums wrote in the comments that she helped raise Ace, as a volunteer for Guide Dogs of America and responded to some negative responses to the dog's behavior.
"Ace entered his 'formal' guide dog training at the end of January. My 'job' as a volunteer was to socialize and provide him with obedience training," she wrote. "This was a training outing and I was too far back to correct him, but golly-be...he responded anyway."
According to Steinblums it will be another 6-8 months before Ace completes his training and will be paired with a human partner.