Have you ever personally met a celebrity or someone you genuinely admire? When you get the chance to rub shoulders with your idol, a star, or someone you highly regard, you usually get that happy feeling that can sometimes make you jump for joy. When this happens, you can’t help but express your awe and admiration.
Similarly, animals show emotions, too. Dogs can also show appreciation to the people or things they admire. Since they cannot verbally express their feelings, they go on wagging their tails, jumping towards the person, licking the heel or legs, or merely following them around.
A viral Instagram video of a dog meeting his idol – a man wearing a dog mascot costume — caught the admiration of animal lovers on the internet. In the video, a police officer held the leash of his dog, just enough to allow the dog to express his fondness to the man wearing a dog mascot. The dog jumped in excitement and fondness towards the figure he’s seeing. In return, the mascot hugged his eager fan and reciprocated the little pooch’s admiration. Undaunted, the dog continued on and on jumping excitedly towards the mascot that lasted for several minutes.
The case of the dog meeting his mascot hero is one of the many proofs that although dogs are animals, they have emotions that are very similar to humans. Well, who could resist the urge to meet and greet your idol? The good thing about dogs is that their fondness to their human goes beyond the person’s societal status, past mistakes, their characters, and even how they treat their pet pooch.
The video originally appeared on the Iamthephototaker’s Instagram account and gathered more than a thousand views. View the adorable reaction of a dog “fangirling” towards a dog mascot here:
Source: iamthephototaker via Instagram