Emotional Support Alligator on a Leash
be there for someone: to emotionally support someone during difficult times
Emotional support animals (ESAs) help people cope with stress or anxiety. Unlike service animals trained to do specific tasks like guide dogs, ESAs provide emotional support.
Wally isn’t your average emotional support animal. He is an alligator. Wally’s owner, Henny, says he enjoys hugs and chin rubs. Henny walks Wally on a leash without taping his mouth shut. He has worked with alligators for 30 years and says that Wally is the only one he’s met that won’t bite you.
Henny rescued Wally when he was young. Throughout the years, their relationship grew close. Henny says Wally has always been there for him through the death of family members, depression, and cancer. Henny says, “He means as much to me as my children.”
1. After losing his job, John was sad, but his friends were there for him.
2. Whenever I’m upset, my sister calls me. She’s always there for me.
3. Peter had a hard time at school, but his teacher was there for him, helping him with his studies.
Wally the emotional support alligator went to see the Phillies. Then he went viral