Tortoises are known for being one of the slowest creatures on the planet. Well, not this one! Helix, the tortoise is a true little fighter. He was born with a spinal deformity, and couldn’t use his back legs, because they stick straight up into the air. He was having a hard time getting around, but his dad found a perfect solution; he put fingerboard wheels on him.
“He just took right off! It was like a new tortoise. From then on, he just kind of thrived. Drinking by himself, eating by himself. And is a totally different personality. When his wheels aren’t on, it’s almost like he’s defeated, like, ‘I’m not as good as I can be,” Helix’s dad shared with The Dodo. “You put the wheels on and he explores his enclosure, he runs around.”
Now Helixwheels is a true internet sensation whose adorable personality has attracted over 85 thousand followers from all around the world. If you are curious to see how he is rolling, check him out on Instagram.