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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 For 18 years now, one Albany man and his pooch have traveled around southwest Georgia spreading Christmas cheer.

Jere Tillman or "Coach" as many people know him dresses up his dog, Duke, in a reindeer costume every year.

He says people need a little laughter in their life especially during the holidays.

"We ride around and go to nursing homes and just anywhere we can go where people would enjoy him. He enjoys it too. He thinks he's a human," said Jere Tillman, Duke's Owner.

Coach says he and Duke will also be out and about Tuesday visiting folks around Albany.

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