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Yes, this is a disabled piglet using a K’Nex wheelchair

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We’ve finally stopped squealing enough to crank out some words about what is undoubtedly the cutest use of K’Nex ever.

Meet the heroic Chris P. Bacon, a four-pound piglet who was born without the use of his hind legs. Chris was brought to the attention of Dr. Len Lucero, a veterinarian at Eastside Veterinary Hospital in Clermont, Fla., by an anonymous young woman who figured the poor pig should be put down.

Dr. Lucero instead decided to take him home, where the good doctor dove into his son’s toybox and crafted a makeshift piglet wheelchair out of some spare K’Nex parts. The rest is pig history (and so cute it might hurt):

Though the wheels are clearly too light for Chris, Dr. Lucerno told the Toronto Star that he has since weighed them down a bit and they now roll properly. And once the pot-bellied Chris grows a bit, a group called Handicapped Pets has agreed to donate a larger wheelchair. Here's hoping it's made of Legos.

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