Service dog falls in love with Donald Duck at Walt Disney World

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They're nothing but big stuffed animals to some, but that didn't stop Nala, a 2-year-old service dog, from cuddling up to Donald Duck at Walt Disney World's Epcot park. The person in the duck costume took a liking to Nala, too.

Nala was visiting the park recently, as she and her handler Megan Leigh do frequently -- about two or three times a week, the Huffington Post reported.

They live in Orlando.

Leigh said "They (the park castmembers) love it when Nala comes to visit them," the Huffington Post reported.

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Nala, who is named after "The Lion King" character, also not only loves the character meet-and-greets and cast members but also the rides at the park, the media outlet reported.

"She loves the breeze that some of them give and she also loves the boat ride like Pirates of the Caribbean!" Huffington Post reported.

Leigh and Nala have been together since Nala was 8 weeks old. Leigh got Nala to help with various conditions, including, what Leah describes as high-functioning autism. Nala helps keep a buffer around Leigh in crowds, Huffington Post reported.

To follow Nala and her adventures, Leigh maintains an Instagram page and a YouTube channel for Nala.

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