- Johnny Chiodini shared a photo of a massive homemade Furby on Twitter, and users can't get enough of the meme-inspired toy.
- Chiodini's wife made the Furby as a birthday present for a friend who is obsessed with the character and jokingly asked for one for her birthday.
- Chiodini said that he and his wife discovered "a community of people on the internet who write guides on how to construct long Furbys."
- The Furby took 20 hours to make and ended up measuring about 6 feet tall.
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A photo of a homemade long Furby, a fictional creature that has become an internet sensation, has captured the attention of people on Twitter.
Johnny Chiodini, who posted photos of the massive Furby creation to Twitter, where he got thousands of retweets, told Insider that his wife made it for their friend's birthday.
"I love my wife very much, but over the past few weeks she has been making a long furby for a friend's birthday and it has made living here very uncomfortable," he wrote on Twitter.
Chiodini's wife spent about 20 hours over six weeks — including "two or three evenings working on it intently — on the creation for her friend, who jokingly suggested the toy would make a great birthday gift, Chiodini told Insider.
—Johnny Chiodini (@johnneh) August 9, 2020
Chiodini, who asked that Insider withhold his wife's name to protect her privacy, said that she took their friend's suggestion as a challenge.
She ordered an opposable spine and fur fabric to build the unique gift. The fully functioning Furby measures at 6 feet, Chiodini said.
"She actually acquired some new skills along the way," he said. "She had to learn how to solder in order to put a new button on the outside so it can be turned on."
He said that in the process of creating the colorful creature, he and his wife were able to find "a community of people on the internet who write guides on how to construct long Furbys."
The couple gave the present to their friend on Saturday at her birthday party in a park.
"She started screaming so loudly when she got it that the entire park fell silent," he said.
The Chiodini's friend loves her long Furby and displays it proudly in her home.
People online shared a variety of reactions related to the furry creature — from terrified to entertained. terrified Others admired the Chiodini's cat that sat casually nearby the long Furby.
—Yaz (@YasmineDaisy) August 9, 2020
—Jessie (@Jessie_Rags) August 9, 2020
—Jason BLM (@jasondws) August 9, 2020
—Sydney Leathers (@sydneyelainexo) August 9, 2020
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