Today is National Puppy Day and “Good Morning America” celebrated in the only way possible: with a dog in a disco vest, lots of puppies and the live moment when a New York family met their newly adopted puppy.
Nico and Luca Farruggio, of Queens, New York, had long been asking their parents for a dog, their first.
Unbeknownst to Nico, 4, and Luca, 7, their parents, Nino and Giovanni Farruggio, had already gone through the adoption pre-approval process and brought Nico and Luca to “GMA” to meet their new dog.
In the middle of Times Square, the Farruggio boys were surprised with a poodle, adopted from the North Shore Animal League America.
“Fluffy,” Luca said when asked what he thought his family should name their new pet.
Inside the "GMA" studio, the “Puppy Disco Party” was centered in the show's "Social Square" and featured puppies waiting to be adopted from Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue in Middle Island, New York. One of the adoptable dogs wore a Disco Dog vest, a smartphone-controlled LED vest that flashes animated patterns and custom text in thousands of colors, according to its Kickstarter page.
“GMA” viewers joined the party by sending in pictures of their own beloved dogs. Click HERE to see those photos along with backstage photos from “GMA’s” “Puppy Disco Party.”
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