A miniature pony has been made the unofficial mayor of Cockington after a campaign by villagers.
Patrick was given the special title at a ceremony in the Devon village on Saturday (23 July).
The therapy pony lived in the village for about two years - travelling to nearby hospitals, recovery groups, mental health wards and schools to support people in need.
Despite having since been moved away due to a lack of suitable winter grazing fields, he still makes regular trips back to Cockington with his owners Kirk and Hannah Petrakis.
Patrick is even known to enjoy a drink of Guinness at The Drum Inn, where a special space for him has been made.
He has been given the mayoral role after his fans started a tongue-in-cheek petition to online.
Now a mayor-making ceremony has taken place, with MP Kevin Foster and local councillors Andrew Barrand and Hazel Foster among the well-wishers in attendance.
Patrick's owner Kirk Petrakis told ITV News West Country: "Patrick's fans thought that he deserved a title for all his hard work and jokingly suggested that he could be mayor, or even the MP, and then we just did it."
Kirk and Hannah even made him a special chain of office, with Kirk describing the ceremony as a "really lovely occasion".