A few years back, some kid in Lawrence, Kansas named Judson King, then 11, loved Sonic the Hedgehog sooooo much that he asked his mom for a real hedgehog. Sadly, as per city code, hedgehogs are not allowed as house pets. But not one to take “no hedgehogs” for an answer, the kid worked for three years to change that rule
And he did it.
Yes, after tons of research, lobbying, and interviews with the press, Judson got his "Hedgehog Primer" on the agenda for the city council and they legalized the dang beasts.
Of course, along the way, poor Judson admitted that he dreamed about hedgehogs every single day, and has 5,000 pictures of the rodent.
You know, being a hedgehog-obsessed youth is kinda cute when you are 8, but at 11…it’s...um….CREEPY!