Meet Enzo: The Golden Retriever Winning Over People’s Hearts Everywhere

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You know what they say, dogs are truly a man’s best friend. Granted, they might slum it on the couch all day, and try to swoop in on your tasty dinner when you’re not looking, but that’s what we love about them, don’t we?

Just like this golden retriever, who’s just won over the online world – and with good reason.

Enzo Viola
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Folks, meet Lorenzo deMedici Splotch Viola, but you can just call him, ‘Enzo.’ The “English Cream” and his “lil’ Freckle” has landed himself viral fame, raking in almost 200,000 followers on Instagram. So, what’s all of the hype about? Go ahead and take a look for yourself…

Enzo
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The “pro napper, sock thiever, long-walk taker, kiss giver, fuzzy snuggler since 12/12/16,” was born with a rare genetic mutation, one that resulted in the remarkable black spot on his face. As his owner, Ella Castro, put it: “Golden retrievers are born with a base black coat, with a ‘modifier gene’ that turns them golden… Enzo had a little stumble in his DNA that erased it…”

Enzo Viola
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Thankfully, the little guy is in good health, and he’s got nothing to be alarmed about. In fact, the only thing worrisome about this pup is the fact that he must be a real heartbreaker at the dog park.

Enzo Viola
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“He loves to greet joggers and bikers and other dogs, and definitely seems to take personal offense any time anyone is too busy to say hello,” Enzo’s owner added.

Enzo Viola
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Safe to say, we’d never be too busy for the “little fuzzy nugget,” as he ‘calls himself’ – that is, if the superstar can manage to fit us into his busy schedule, of course.