Ever since the pandemic hit in 2020, it has totally changed not only our own lives - but those of our furry companions as well. Pets have been very pleased with the new option for their humans to work from the comfort of their homes. But some of them can get a little too excited about these new arrangements - like this clingy doggo who has recently gained lots of attention from TikTok users.
In a hilarious video that has gone viral on the social media platform, a golden retriever named Annie is rather thrilled that her human is too sick to go to work. The video shows footage of the cheerful dog following her owner, who's wearing baggy sweats, long socks, and a grey T-shirt, around the living room and kitchen. And the dog's tail? Can be seen swaying enthusiastically from side to side. The text over the clip reads, "When your hoomans is sick, and they're off for a while." So far, it has gained 331,000 likes and 30,600 shares.
can’t wait for those waffles annie 😂♬ original sound - nina.escalanteallen
What makes it even funnier is the audio snippet set for the video, taken from the movie Shrek (2001). It features the voice of Eddie Murphy, the actor behind the voice of Donkey, excitedly telling the ogre: "We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I'm making waffles!" It even synchronizes the sound of the word "waffles" in the audio with an adorable final shot of the golden retriever barking playfully. The video, shared by an account named @reinaaa_11, is hilariously captioned, "Can't wait for those waffles Annie," followed by a laughing-face emoji at the end. LOL.
The video, which has been viewed 3.7 million times, received lots of reactions from TikTokers, who've flooded the comments section with their thoughts and relatable experiences. One user named Alicia shared, "My pup is excited that the school closed due to COVID." Another person wrote, "Ugh. Just had to leave mine at home after a two week quarantine. I think we both cried as I slid out the door slowly." One funny comment, posted by a user named Brooke Noel, read: "My dog was so happy when the entire family had COVID. Like, it was the best two weeks of her life." As the pandemic carries on, we can only hope for more uplifting content like this! Stay tuned.