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This Video Of A Chipmunk Stuffing Its Cheeks Has Won The Hearts Of The Internet

A truly adorable story.

Posted on July 26, 2018, at 9:33 a.m. ET

Meet Van Gogh the Chippy, a chipmunk who's gone viral after videos of him adorably stuffing his cheeks with food were shared on Instagram.

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He's named after painter Vincent Van Gogh because he's missing a part of his ear.

Thirty-one-year-old animal lover Ally Calmusky, from Canada, first met Van Gogh in her mum's backyard last summer, where she often goes to feed the wildlife.

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Calmusky told BuzzFeed News that Van Gogh stood out from the crowd of the other critters because of his friendly nature.

After she uploaded videos of Van Gogh, he quickly garnered attention because of how cute he is. His account now has 15,000 followers.

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Calmusky initially created an Instagram for Van Gogh because she wanted to avoid spamming her friends on her personal channels with all the chipmunk videos.

Calmusky says they share a special bond and he still visits when she goes around her mum's house.

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"If I’m outside, he’ll typically show up mid-morning, and will usually be back and forth from his burrow and to me, throughout the entire day until the sun begins to set," she said.

"Even though he isn’t my actual pet, I do still really care about the little guy and feel some responsibility for ensuring he is safe and well!"

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"But feel it’s important that I allow him to remain as wild as possible in terms of fending for himself," she said.

While their bond is unique, Calmusky didn't expect Van Gogh to go viral at all.

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"When he started gaining more and more followers, I was super happy to see that so many people were falling in love with him like I did! It’s been a really cool experience meeting other chipmunk/animal lovers from around the globe," she said.

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