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


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.


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.


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.


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