This is the adorable moment an excited dog got to meet the real-life version of her favorite Santa chew toy.
Kya – a one-year-old Shiba from Orlando, Florida – quickly became obsessed with her Santa chew toy after her owners gave it to her last Christmas.
Her teenager sibling owners, John and Angelina Mantaldo, decided to take her to meet her favorite toy in human form after spotting an ad for Santa pet photos at his local mall.
Kya’s reaction was absolutely perfect.
Kya, a one-year-old Shiba from Orlando, Florida, got to meet the real-life version of her favorite Santa chew toy
She was pictured sitting next to Santa, appearing to look very excited about meeting her hero.
John posted the reaction on Twitter and thousands of people were instantly taken with it.
The 16-year-old told Buzzfeed they spent $30 on the photo but it was worth every cent.
The puppy quickly became obsessed with her Santa chew toy after her owners gave it to her last Christmas
John posted the reaction on Twitter and thousands of people were instantly taken with it
The one-year-old Shiba has her own Instagram page run by her three owners John, Angelina and Christina Mantaldo
‘A lot of people were taking pictures with their dogs… but we were like, “Nah, it’s just going to be the dog”,’ his sister Angelina said.
‘She just sat there and looked at him.
‘She was definitely the most excited dog there.’
Kya has her own Instagram with more than 2,000 followers.
The dog already has more than 2,000 photos on Instagram
John, pictured left, said they spent $30 on the Santa photo and it was worth it to see Kya’s excited reaction
The photo of Kya meeting Santa has been retweeted over 60,000 times since it was posted