While it's clear that they've both grown considerably, Carlo says that Lucky has always been more than a plaything.
When Carlo was younger and his parents separated, the snake was always there for him.
"I lived with my grandmother, and my father used to work abroad, and my mother has a new family. All I had when I was a kid was my grandmother, father and Lucky," he said. "When I had a problem, I would share it with Lucky."
Nowadays, little has changed. In fact, sometimes Lucky even sleeps in his bed.