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This Woman And Her Best Friend Tortoise Have Been Together For Over 50 Years

women and tortoise are best of friends for over 50 years

In 1962, Jeanna Smith’s father gave her a baby gopher tortoise for her birthday. 57 years and 5 dogs later, the two are still best friends.

Since the day she received him, Jeanna formed an inseparable bond with George. He would always be by her side. As a girl, she’d often keep the pet in a basket while taking her bike for a ride, or accompany Jeanna and her family on their summer vacations.

As Jeanna grew, the bond only grew stronger, and she brought him along to college. Despite the fact that her dorm rules didn’t allow any pets, that didn’t stop Jeanna from keeping George in her room.

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