The Epic Instagram Saga of Hank and His Hippo BFF Will Have You ROFL

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Hank’s best friend is his stuffed hippo.  They spent every minute together until a tragic incident left Hippo barely clinging to life and in need of emergency surgery.   And when the police got involved, the situation went from dire to….. well, it was never actually dire to begin with, so it just got even sillier!

Bonded pairs are seen from time to time, so staff at the Fox Valley Humane Association in Appleton, Wisconsin shelter had no problem making sure that Hank and Hippo were in a room together.  Everything seemed to be going so well, but one morning staff found Hippo nearly decapitated, with stuffing everywhere.  Did Hank really have it in him to kill his best friend?  What would have led to this shocking scenario?




The video is very quiet, but Appleton Police Chief Thomas formally cleared Hank of all charges.  As soon as his innocence was ascertained, Hank was adopted.  Hippo (who curiously was left deflated instead of being restuffed) was of course adopted, too.  Hopefully now the rest of their days will be worry-free.



2 thoughts on “The Epic Instagram Saga of Hank and His Hippo BFF Will Have You ROFL”

  1. This has got to be the cutest story…and I don’t think it’s silly at all. I love that he has a wonderful new family along with the purple hippo. Gosh what a beautiful family.

  2. this is the best and made my day….I’ve been through this many times with the animal loves of my precious shih tzu, trust me.


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