When Mendl Weinstock made a promise to his sister, Riva, 5 years ago he planned on keeping it!

Just to make her mad and get a reaction, I told her if she makes me come to the wedding, I am bringing a llama with me. After a few minutes of arguing, she tried to use reverse psychology on me and said, 'OK, the llama is invited to the wedding.'

Shockey the Llama was the plus one for Mendl. Decked out in a custom llama sized black suit and bow tie, Shockey was happy to be part of Riva's big day. Riva even agreed to take one picture with the llama, and she literally meant one! "I promised him that I would take one picture," she said. "I said, 'I will not stand next to the llama, I will not touch the llama, but I will take one picture.' My friends can attest that I went outside, I took exactly one picture, and then I went right back inside and was not having any more of it."

After the wedding, Mendl posted the photo on Reddit where it went viral, receiving over 154,000 upvotes on the site. Surprisingly, llamas in formal wear at weddings isn't an uncommon thing! The Instagram account @WeddingLLamas, shares photos of the adorable fluffy animals for the world to see!

As someone who is currently trying to convince his Fiancee to have a llama at their wedding, I thought this photo and story was hilarious!

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