It all started with a simple tweet from internet personality and “full time animal mom,” Taylor Nicole Dean. The caption reads simply, “Look how happy this gecko is with his little gecko toy.”
The collage of attached photos show a speckled lizard grinning from ear-to-ear with his beady gecko eyes squeezed shut in ecstasy as he cuddles his plastic doppelgänger.
Look how happy this gecko is with his little gecko toy pic.twitter.com/7OvNmM8qAs
— Taylor Nicole Dean (@taylorndean) May 17, 2017
Dean has quite the following, and soon the jolly lizard was launched to internet stardom when his smiling mug went viral.
And there’s great news! It turns out those images Dean shared aren’t the only ones!
The happy gecko has his very own Instagram page, and it is everything you want it to be!
There are nearly 600 photos of this merry little chap grinning his way through his day to day activities.
Here is a small sampling for your viewing pleasure!
I hope that someday we can all love something as much as this adorable gecko loves his toy!
Be sure to follow 589_tomo on Instagram for hundreds more uplifting images!