This goldfish in a tiny wheelchair is the cutest thing you'll see all day
The internet is falling head over heels for a little goldfish who just got his own wheelchair.
19-year-old Taylor Dean, from Texas, is an animal lover who vlogs about her pets on Youtube. Her videos are widely popular. With nearly 17 million video views and 300,000 subscribers, Dean produces her own educational videos.
She recently tweeted about an interaction she had with her friend Derek, who works at a nearby aquarium shop. A customer brought his goldfish in, distraught because the pet had difficulty swimming. After learning the fish suffered from "swim bladder disease", which affects the goldfish's buoyancy, Derek knew he had to do something.
So, Derek devised a customized wheelchair.
"I got some airline tubing that people usually use in their tank and just placed it around the goldfish. I added some valves to the bottom of it, which acted as a 'chair' to prop him up. I added weights to the bottom of the 'chair' and something to keep him afloat on top (styrofoam), and slowly removed pieces until I achieved just the right buoyancy to make it easy for him to swim around without feeling like he's dragging around a chair," he explained to Buzzfeed.
Look how happy he is!