It’s Mighty Joe, the gorilla. He used to be called George when he was at a go-kart track in Wildwood. He was not well cared for, his feet having buckled under him in a storm. Not a very dignified existence.

 Larry Valenzano, a gas station owner used to pass by him and George reminded him of his late son who was a body builder and was known as Mighty Joe. So Larry bought George fixed him up, transported him across the state to Shamong, changed his name and set him up as a memorial to his son.

Mighty Joe’s Gas Grill & Deli

What a tribute!

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