Say hello to Kirby everybody - the sports-mad, supercute English Bulldog whose wildest dreams came true after he finally managed to meet his life-sized hero!
By, 28 Sep 2019
Kirby the Bulldog lives in Michigan, USA, with his owner Martha Roelkey. Martha is a massive fan of the local university football team, and when it comes round to game time, Kirby is always there on the sofa barking his favorite team to victory.
A furry football fan
But why would a pooch care about American football? Well, it's probably because his team is called the Georgia Bulldogs and their mascot is a giant-sized Bulldog that looks just like Kirby!
Last weekend, Martha decided to take Kirby to see the Bulldogs play their local rivals in the biggest game of the season so far. As kick-off time approached, the pair sat in the stands waiting to catch a glimpse of the furry mascot.
Finally, the life-sized Georgia Bulldog mascot spotted Kirby waiting patiently on the sidelines and rushed over to say hello to his little identical twin. Unsurprisingly, Kirby couldn't contain his excitement at meeting his giant hero.
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"He was in heaven," Martha told The Dodo. "He just couldn't get enough."
Blane Marable is the photographer who managed to film the adorable clip. He said:
"The dog ran up and just started jumping on him. They played for several minutes. You could see the pup was trying to lick his face underneath the mask. It was quite cute."
A perfect day for a perfect pooch
Things got even better for Martha and Kirby. Their team went on to beat Notre Dame 23-17, capping off a perfect day for the pair.
"It brought a lot of happiness," said Kirby's dog mum.
Kirby certainly enjoyed himself. After all, this was the day all his dreams came true!