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A Japanese man has become a viral sensation after taking his enormous pet tortoise for a daily walks throughout the busy streets of Tokyo.

As a 62-year-old funeral director, Mitani Hisao, purchased the tortoise as a baby from a pet shop in Tokyo. Instantly, he knew the animal would become his best friend.

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Named Bon-chan,Hisao and the 19-year-old tortoise are an unlikely pair. They are the only males in a household full of women.

Together, they enjoy a two-hour walk around the city.


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