Sometimes as a public fursuiter / freelance mascot, (and it's happened only a pawful of times), I will connect with a young child and for a few hours "become" their adopted pet and best pal. It's mutually adorable, and Kori here was first-class fun. We sang, played, and even did Karate kicks together. He was all set to adopt Tycho Aussie and pleaded with mom - and then, once the party was over, asked me if I could get him a dog suit just like mine so he could be like me and Grahmsie.
Grahmsie is his grandmother Janet, the lady I was there to entertain, and it was her special 75th birthday party. She has spent her life entertaining people as a clown and a as a teddybear and occasionally as a gorilla. It was a chance for me to give back to her for her years of service.