Bystanders had an up-close and personal encounter with an alligator in Philadelphia’s Love Park. The reptile is the emotional support animal of a Philadelphia man who runs several social media accounts documenting his loving relationship with Wally, the alligator.
A man brought a baby alligator to Pennsylvania, where he developed a unique relationship with the gator. The gator has provided comfort for the man as he has undergone radiation treatments for cancer.
Wally visited Philadelphia with his close friend Mary Johnson and her children to film a news segment, and people came to get hugs and photos with him.
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