Tokyo Grandpa Takes His Giant Tortoise for a Very Slow Walk

A cute scene showing grandpa with his giant tortoise. (Image: Weibo.com)
A cute scene showing grandpa with his giant tortoise. (Image: Weibo.com)

Walking the dog is a common view in the suburbs. However, a grandpa in Tokyo takes a very unusual pet for a walk every day… a giant tortoise.

The big turtle is following grandpa closely. (Image: Weibo.com)

The giant tortoise follows grandpa closely. (Image: Weibo.com)

The special pet must attract many people’s attention every time grandpa takes him out for a walk. But grandpa and tortoise stay cool and easygoing no matter how many people look at them.

Be cool. (Image: Weibo.com)

Staying cool. (Image: Weibo.com)

The giant tortoise is a Sulcata, which is native to Africa. Grandpa’s tortoise is now a familiar friend among local residents. Sometimes he even lets a young child ride on the tortoise’s back.

This is really a lovely view. (Image: Weibo.com)

This is a great shot. (Image: Weibo.com)

To protect the tortoise from cold, grandpa puts a little coat on him. If you take a closer look, you’ll see the coat is made from the same fabric as grandpa’s bag. That’s what best friends do.

The big tortoise is wearing a flower coat. (Image: Weibo.com)

The big tortoise is wearing a flower coat. (Image: Weibo.com)

Grandpa is holding a bag in the same color. (Image: Weibo.com)

Grandpa holding a matching bag. (Image: Weibo.com)

Pink one! (Image: Weibo.com)

The pink version! (Image: Weibo.com)

A Weibo blogger commented:

Now I think a tortoise is the best pet for elderly people.

 

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