The Twitter user named Chicago’s Izzy, told how she spends time with her best friend – a huge lizard named Petey. The tweet quickly became viral with 26,000 retweets and 101,000 likes.

In the comments came other reptile lovers showing their little friends too, and it soon became clear that these animals are companions for any time and place.

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Izzy introduced his best friend to his followers

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And instantly people started posting in the comments photos of their lizards

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