SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A California man's "meltdown" when he met his first alpacas in Peru is going viral thanks to some photos shared by his daughter.
Santa Monica resident Alexandria Neonakis posted a series of text message screenshots to Twitter showing the conversation she had with her father, Dimitris, as he sent her photos of himself with the alpacas -- furry llama cousins -- during his trip to Peru.
"This was the absolute SOFTEST and most HUGGABLE animal EVER. It is an Alpahaca. I just couldn't stop hugging it and kissing it and putting my face on its thick soft wool," Dimitris told his daughter, along with a photo of him embracing one of the creatures.
"Its wool was so soft on my face it kept me laughing," the father wrote. "That was the softest ever."
"My dad is in Peru having a meltdown over alpacas," Alexandria wrote on Twitter.
"He's at the 'I'm bringing some home" stage of it right now. My Facebook messenger is 100 percent dad losing it over alpacas," she wrote in a follow-up tweet.
My dad is in Peru having a melt down over alpacas. pic.twitter.com/d7JkPM1tWs— Alexandria Neonakis (@Beavs) December 6, 2016