Updated May 5th, 2024 at 08:39 IST

Man Devastated As 'Emotional Support' Alligator Goes Missing: Pleads For Help On Social Media

Man from Pennsylvania, Joie Henney, seeks help online to find his missing alligator, Wally, after suspected theft in Georgia.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Man Devastated As 'Emotional Support' Alligator Goes Missing | Image:AP

Human-animal bonds are often profound, offering companionship and solace in times of need. In a recent heart-wrenching incident, Joie Henney from Pennsylvania, USA, has been desperately searching for his missing alligator, Wally, who had been his source of comfort for nearly a decade.

Joie Henney's relationship with his alligator, Wally, has captured the hearts of many on social media. The duo's companionship has been a source of joy for Joie, especially during his bouts of depression. However, tragedy struck when Wally vanished during a vacation to Brunswick, Georgia, leaving Joie distraught.


Speaking to AP, Joie expressed his suspicion that Wally was stolen from the outdoor enclosure where he had kept him at night. He believes that someone may have taken the alligator and released him into the wild. Despite his efforts to locate Wally, Joie remains devastated by his disappearance.

On social media platform TikTok, Joie shared a poignant video pleading for help to find his beloved alligator. In the emotional clip, he tearfully appealed, "We need all the help we can get to bring my baby back. Please, we need your help."

The viral video has sparked an outpouring of support from netizens, with many expressing their sympathy and offering assistance in the search for Wally. Joie's unwavering love for his alligator has touched the hearts of people worldwide, highlighting the profound bond between humans and animals.


Published May 5th, 2024 at 08:39 IST