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Boy And His Alpaca Have The Best Little Adventures

In the suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, one 13-year-boy received the Christmas gift of his dreams last year - and they've been inseparable ever since.

Matt (whose last name remains private at the request of his mother) adores his 2-year-old alpaca, named Chewy.

"We drove up to the (Mt. Compass) alpaca farm on Christmas Eve and picked Chewy," Matt told local newspaper the Messenger. "He was the smallest one there."

According to the Messenger, alpacas are sold as guards for sheep or goats, but if they aren't purchased by the age of two, they are killed for their meat. Luckily, Chewy was spared from such a fate, thanks to Matt's love. One glance at the alpaca's Instagram shows that he's been pretty busy with his new forever family.

Whether he's enjoying the divine pleasure of rolling in grass ...

... taking long, romantic strolls on the beach ...

... going on a high-speed skateboard walk ...

... smiling wide after a nice haircut ...

... admiring his favorite band Blink-182 ...

... giving kisses to his fellow alpacas ...

... or spending time with good ol' Nora ...

... Chewy never seems to have a dull moment.

Chewy's family told the Messenger that he's actually easier to look after than a dog - the only downside is that he tends to spit at people who annoy or surprise him. Still, that sounds like a small sacrifice for endless joy only a fluffy pet alpaca could bring to the table. While pet alpacas are happy as long as they have plenty of grass and space to graze, they're still more like cats than dogs in their affection and are best kept within a herd.

Even so, it appears Chewy (who LOVES to chew) ...

... is one of a kind.

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