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Precious Service Dog “Falls Asleep” While Meeting Mickey Mouse [Video]



Quick Smiles:

  • Ashton McGrady’s service dog, Forest, charmingly falls asleep beside Mickey Mouse during their visit to Walt Disney World.
  • Forest assists McGrady with several medical conditions, making trips like these more manageable and enjoyable.
  • The adorable moment was shared on social media, eliciting warm responses from the online community. 🐶💤🐭❤️

Walt Disney World, known for bringing smiles to millions, witnessed an endearing encounter when Forest, a service dog, was so at ease with Mickey Mouse that he couldn’t help but nod off.

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Forest was accompanying his owner, Ashton McGrady, 31, from Nashville, Tennessee, to provide crucial support during her Disney adventure.

McGrady lives with multiple medical challenges, including Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and an incomplete spinal cord injury.

Forest isn’t just her companion; he’s trained to perform specific tasks and even alerts her to impending syncope episodes.

“With my various medical conditions… there are certain tasks that he can provide that could not be replaced by another human or caregiver,” McGrady emphasized to Newsweek.

During their magical day at Walt Disney World, Florida, Forest was introduced to many beloved Disney characters.


Mickey Mouse, however, clearly left a lasting impact.

As McGrady put it, “Mickey will always have a special place in our hearts, of course.”

Disney World, with its inclusive approach, welcomes service animals alongside guests with disabilities, ensuring they’re safely harnessed and under their owner’s control.

McGrady’s shared video of the heartwarming naptime moment on her social media handles, particularly TikTok and Instagram, under the username @radiantlygolden. The reactions were overwhelmingly positive.


TikTok user Melissa Jenkins commented humorously, “There’s no tired like Disney tired!” while Renee added, “Your dog knew Mickey was a good guy.”

Reflecting on the challenges service dogs might face in the bustling park environment, McGrady emphasized, “amusement parks in general offer a lot of distractions.”

She advises reinforcing obedience training prior to a Disney trip and recommends taking essentials like dog boots, a cooling coat, and ample water to ensure a positive experience for service animals.