WATCH: Pet piggy becomes social media star in New Orleans - and far beyond

My best friend Hank

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - He's one of New Orleans' most popular celebrities.

Meet Hank - he's a pet pig and a social media star.

"He loves people, he loves the attention," said Hank's owner, Ashley Glass.

He has more than a 100,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 32,000 on Facebook.

"Her, like, dream, like pipe dream, was 10,000, we thought like maybe 10,000," said Hank's other owner, Will Glass.

"We thought maybe some day he would hit five digits, and now he's hit six and it's still moving," said Ashley.

Will and Ashley post pictures and videos of Hank, and some have even gone viral.

"It's funny because we started the account really- like he said - because my family lives so far away, and we just wanted to let them watch him grow up," Ashley said. "Now he has people all over the world watching him grow up."

Hank's owners hope to get him involved in local charity work. He's only 5 months old now and he could be as small as 30 pounds or as large as 100 when he's fully grown. You can find him on Facebook here and on Instagram here.

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