By Luke Kenton
It really is love at first sight for this little boy, as his wish for a dog is finally granted in an emotional puppy surprise.
Fabian Rodriguez, aged 10, had the surprise of a lifetime when summoned into his grandparents’ living room in Kissimmee, Florida, USA, on February 10 under the pretence of some ‘special visitors’ awaiting him.
Believing the special guest to be his mother, Fabian flings his arms around her, greeting her gleefully, before he is pointed to the mysterious box with a ribbon a-top, in the corner.
Excitement soon turns to disbelief as the box is opened, leaving little Fabian in a state of shock, as he struggles to come to terms with the adorable golden retriever now sat on his lap.
Through tear-filled eyes, the pooch-enthusiast can’t stop declaring just how much he loves his new companion, holding him close for the first of many cuddles.
Dad Fernando, who co-masterminded the puppy surprise with his daughter, said: “It’s always a great feeling to see your children overcome with happiness.
“We had been planning the surprise for several months, and it was certainly worth the wait.
“He’s always spoken about wanting a golden retriever, and we thought it was about time we granted him that wish.
“It’s a very emotional video to even watch back now, the whole family have cried along with it many times.”
Fabian’s golden bundle of joy has now been named Koda, and the pair have already built up an unbreakable bond.
Fernando added: “Koda is such a loving and friendly pup, he’s settled in very quickly.
“He and Fabian now spend all of their time playing together.”