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Owner buys three plane seats for his great dane, delighting passengers with the gentle giant’s presence on the flight

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Traveling with pets can be quite an ordeal, but Gabriel Bogner’s journey with his Great Dane, Darwin, is a heartwarming tale that stands out.

Gabriel, grappling with Crohn’s disease, relies on Darwin not just as a pet, but as his indispensable service dog. The challenge arose when Gabriel had to move from Los Angeles to Brooklyn. He needed to find a way to transport Darwin, who, at 140 pounds, is no ordinary dog.

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The solution? Gabriel purchased three airline seats to accommodate Darwin’s size, ensuring his comfort during the flight.

This decision led to a memorable journey, not just for them but for everyone on the plane.

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A TikTok video documenting their adventure has captivated nearly 18 million viewers, showing Darwin’s calm demeanor in various flight situations – from meeting the pilots to lounging across his three seats.

Passengers and airport-goers were astounded by Darwin’s presence, often comparing his size to that of a horse. However, the overall reaction was one of delight and amusement.

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Many expressed their envy at not having the chance to share a flight with Darwin, with comments flooding in about how his presence would have eased their flight anxieties.

This story goes beyond just a man and his dog; it’s a testament to the bond between humans and their animal companions and the lengths we go to ensure their well-being. Darwin’s journey is a reminder of the joy and comfort pets bring into our lives, even in the most unexpected places like an airplane cabin.

@gibbon1215 Who says Great Danes aren’t airplane dogs. Shoutout to @American Airlines for making our move to Brooklyn a piece of cake though! (Yes I bought 3 seats for us on the plane) #greatdane #dog #gay #fyp #tiktok #newyork #brooklyn #doggo ♬ Funny Background – Stefani