A baby pig born without the use of his back legs has set the Internets on fire this week -- and for good reason: His cuteness is just almost too much to bear.
Chris P. Bacon was born on Jan. 13 with a congenital defect that makes his hind legs nonfunctional, according to WCVB.
The Hamilton Spectator reports that a young woman brought the pig to a vet in Florida because she could not care for him. Instead of euthanizing hum, the vet adopted the baby animal.
ABC reports that Bacon's new owner, veterinarian Len Lucero of Clermont, Fla., and his son managed to fashion a makeshift wheelchair for the plucky piglet using K'Nex toys.
“I remembered my son had a bunch of K’Nex, and I wondered if I could make him something to walk on,” Lucero told ABC News. “So I just made a real quick wheelchair. We put him on it the next day and I was just trying to see if it would work. He didn’t like it at all at first. But he started to calm down, so I started filming. He’s so cute you can hardly take bad footage of him.”
Bacon seemed to be scooting along fairly well with his toy chair, but on Jan. 19 Lucero visited the North American Veterinary Conference where he found a company that specializes in helping handicapped animals, according to Nashua Patch.
Through the website handicappedpets.com, Lucero was connected to Lisa-Marie Mulkern, a Nashua, N.H., resident who donated a new chair for Bacon, according to WCVB.
Fans of the pig can follow him on his Facebook page, Chris P Bacon Pig on Wheels, or on his Twitter: @ChrisPBaconPig.
Yes, that's me Chris P. using hashtag #sqwheel if you are on Twitter or as I call it, Twoinker!
— Chris P. Bacon (@ChrisPBaconPig) February 5, 2013