Adorable piglet Chris P. Bacon charms in makeshift wheelchair

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good News

His name may sound a little ominous, but little Chris P. Bacon is a survivor. The little piglet born without the use of his hind legs escaped euthanasia and is now scooting around with the help of a makeshift wheelchair.

A woman brought the newborn piglet who couldn't walk to Eastside Veterinary Hospital in Clermont, Florida to have him put down.

The vet, Dr. Len Lucero, told her that if she surrendered the pig to him, he would do his best to give him the longest life possible.

Lucero brought the piglet home to his family. While his kids were sleeping one night, the vet built a makeshift wheelchair for the pig, who he named Chris P. Bacon, using K'Nex pieces.

"I started to piece it together to see what I could come up with," Lucero told the Toronto Star.

Lucero uploaded a video of the 10-days-old pig walking around his home to YouTube. The video quickly went viral, making Chris P. Bacon an almost-instant online celebrity.

He even has his own Twitter account.

The vet has since better weighed down the wheels seen in the video.

As Chris P. Bacon, an American pot-bellied pig, will likely grow to about 50 pounds, he'll need a larger, stronger wheelchair in the near future. The group Handicapped Pets is planning to donate the chair he'll need.