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Watch: adorable clip captures dog meeting his giant ‘hero!’

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A lucky pooch had the surprise of a lifetime after it came face to face with his giant furry hero during this year's Halloween celebrations in Azuay, Ecuador.

By Ashley Murphy , 5 Nov 2019

The unnamed pup was enjoying some late evening walkie time around a local university in Azuay, Ecuador, where a group of students in fancy dress were promoting an up-coming Halloween party. 

A giant furry friend

The pooch didn't pay much attention to these unusual looking humans at first, but all that changed when he saw a man dressed in a giant Chewbacca costume!

He bounded over to his giant furry friend, who was more than happy to dish out some strokes, cuddles, and even a little belly scratch!

Thankfully, a local student was on hand to capture the adorable moment on camera!

 

EL perrito callejero de la UDA de #Cuenca Ecuador se enamora de Chewbaka personaje estrella de la fiesta i ❤ 80s, Amor puro, Amor animal!

Posted by ELVIS Alcalde on Wednesday, October 23, 2019


The short clip went viral and now has over 15k likes on Facebook! 

One person commented: 

It looks like this dog found his "big" uncle!"

Either that or this dog is one of the biggest Star Wars fans on the planet! It would certainly explain his excitement. After all, it's not every day you get to meet your heroes!

Chewbacca is one of the most iconic characters from the Star Wars franchise. The 8-foot tall Wookie featured in all 3 of the original movies and is rumoured to have a part in The Rise of Skywalker, due for release in UK cinemas on the 19th December. 

A dog's story

And while no one knows how the Star Wars Sage will conclude, it seems like the pup from our story is already enjoying his happy ending. 

Reports suggest the dog was a local stray who used to hang around the university begging for scraps from students. A group of professors then got together and decided to adopt the pooch, who now lives on the university grounds.

Now that's the kind of happy ending we like!