SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – A giant Flemish rabbit named Alex stole the spotlight during the San Francisco Giants game Thursday night and caught the attention of the camera crew and commentators.
“Well, this is a first. If I didn’t know better, I would think that the rabbit is a fake,” said the announcer during the broadcast of the picture of a rabbit in the arms of a woman, Kei Kato the grandstand sleeps.
Kato says her phone was then blown up with texts and calls from people who said they saw her. The attention continued on Friday morning.
“They sent us links saying we went to CNN, Sports Center and then Good Morning America this morning, I heard,” Kato said Friday morning when we caught up with her to ask for all the attention .
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“I’m very shy, a little nervous, very shaky because we weren’t expecting it. I mean, I brought the rabbit just because I had a very long day,” said Kato.
Alex, the furryest rabbit fan from @SFGiants 🐰, made air waves everywhere!
But you really need to interview him last night about his plans to take advantage of Oracle’s new vaccine divisions. 🧡🖤 pic.twitter.com/hfTamoDEGh
– Kate Larsen (@ KateABC7) April 23, 2021
She let the rabbit help her deal with the stress of health problems and job losses during the pandemic. After about 15 minutes of questioning at the security gate, Kato says he was eventually let in because he’s a therapy bunny. Once inside, Alex stole the spotlight from the other giants in the stadium.
He definitely stole the spotlight from the other giants in the stadium.
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“Everyone cheered him, the people on the other stands said ‘show us the rabbit!’ So we stopped him and then he got tired and fell asleep while playing, “Kato said, referring to her and her boyfriend.
She takes Alex almost everywhere except for her job running a vaccination clinic. He even has his own Instagram account. She says he brought her great comfort.
“All of this stress, all of this weirdness, it’s just gone,” she said.
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When Alex isn’t cheering the giants on or comforting his owner, he’s busy performing in the community.
“He’s an ambassador for the Lions International Club. We’re volunteering, we’ve been serving food for the Salvation Army. We’re giving it to the seniors – they all love him. Every time they open the door, it’s like, Oh, he’s just made my day! “
On Friday, Kato was busy answering calls and requesting interviews with her and Alex. She also received a call from the warriors that Alex may have come to one of their games.
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