Freewheeling Chris P. Bacon wins over hearts around the world

Chris P. Bacon, a pig adopted by veterinarian Len Lucero after his original owner relinquished him, became an Internet star overnight after Dr. Lucero posted video of the paraplegic pig zipping around in a homemade wheelchair. Mr. Bacon now has a Facebook page with more than 50,000 "likes," his own fan club, a book deal and a busy celebrity appearance schedule. "My whole quest," said Dr. Lucero, "is to share him with everybody."

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