It doesn’t matter how badly my day, week or month has been… when I see something, anything about any animal doing literally anything, it makes my day, week, month better by 10000% immediately. Like, Immediately.
And, y’know, that actually means a lot considering the fact that I spend 80% of my time on the internet looking for cute/hilarious/gross/shocking videos involving anything from dogs to three-eyed fish to cute little old ladies who are able to do 1000 push-ups under a minute… you get the gist I’m sure.
ANYWAY, a clip has recently gone viral and it involves two all-time favorite things: a cute dog and something bizarre happening. Basically, the footage shows a pretty mundane scene at first – a guy is walking with his dog, they come to a busy road, they stop… BUT THEN, unexpectedly, the dog gets up on its hind legs, grabs its owners hand and walks across the road LIKE A HUMAN.
It. is. AMAZING. But hey, don’t take my word for it… scroll down and see it for yourself!
A clip has gone viral which shows an absolutely precious dog portraying very sensible road crossing skills, holding his human papa’s hand as he trots along like a tiny fluffy person.
The footage itself was actually captured by an American journalist named Natalie Compton (Thank YOU Natalie Compton), who’d journeyed to all the way to Nepal in order to hike up to Everest Base Camp.
Compton then shared the clip on Twitter (because that’s where viral videos are born), with the extremely understandable caption:
“The most surprising 15 seconds of my life by far.”
Simple, yet honest. And believe me, when I say that I wasn’t the only person whose life was filled with joy after witnessing it. The internet completely melted over the sheer cuteness/weirdness of the whole situation, with one person making the comment that it was obviously some kind of ‘dog sorcery’. Another then suggest that the tiny little guy was actually a human who had been lucky enough to be transformed into a dog. And I gotta tell you – I 100% believe that he is right.
See the original video for yourself below!:
The most surprising 15 seconds of my life by far pic.twitter.com/5nukg2RxvW
— Natalie B. Compton (@NatBCo) March 1, 2019
DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN NOW? So, so amazing.
Speaking with The Dodo, Compton herself said:
“I had a few days in Kathmandu before the hiking started.
I had found a local gym to keep up my training for the trek, and was sitting outside of the gym building resting after my workout. The streets of Kathmandu are mesmerizing to watch.
I’d seen a million cute dogs since I’d gotten to town, some wearing sweaters, most very friendly and curious.
I started taking a video of the dog just because that’s just something I do as a good dog-loving millennial. Suddenly his owner summoned his paw.
I couldn’t believe what I was seeing when they walked across the street like that.”
And the bemusement, bewilderment and sheer and utter shock of comments kept rolling in. I chose a few of my favorites for you, because I truly feel these on a more spiritual level:
I keep coming back to try and re-like this, it’s the most incredible moment in history
— Ali Wunderman (@AliWunderman) March 2, 2019
I will use peanut butter and she’ll totally cross the street on her hind legs. pic.twitter.com/B0pZGVlXKP
— Jesse Mermell (@jessemermell) March 2, 2019
Dog goals right there!!
— colleen applebaugh (@applebaugh) March 3, 2019
Like I said, 100% agree with them all. If I could find a way to make it my moving wallpaper for the rest of my life, I would. Genuinely cannot stop watching this clever little superstar and his supreme road crossing expertise! It’s sweet and surprising moments like this that life is all about really, isn’t it?