A photo of a very large dog being carted onto a plane in Los Angeles has gone viral thanks to a Twitter user.

The dog’s name is Hank, and he flew first class with his owner Kari Whitman, an interior designer.

Hank is her support animal and due to an illness he can only move with the aid of the cart – which also explains his weight.

Twitter user @madeleinedoux, told Mashable that the dog boarded the plane last and sat in the front row, spent most of the flight lying down and not making any noise for the entire trip.

“Everyone, both while boarding the plane and on the plane before takeoff, was speculating as to how the dog got so fat,” @madeleinedoux said.

“You could legitimately hear hushed whispers of ‘He’s riding first class.'”

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The photo has been retweeted over 4,500 times.

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H/T Mashable

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