Gen Is a Corgi From Japan Whose Facial Expressions Instantly Made Our Day

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An excitable corgi has recently gained viral fame for her wild, yet adorable facial expressions.

Once a platform for sharing selfies and food photos, Instagram is now riddled with adorable animals… And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

And I’m sure you all know the pain of trying to get your animal to sit and pose cutely for the camera.

While your cats’ Instagram page sits on a thirty-strong following, there are some animals with tens of thousands – and even millions – of followers.

Who remembers Lil Bub?

Until she died in December last year, that is. Rest in peace, Lil Bub.

Pumpkin the Racoon, who was rescued by her family after falling from a tree as a cub, boasts an impressive 1.3 million followers.

Hamlet the pig (the very cute pig, might I add), was originally a therapy pig from Nashville, but she has now grown into a viral sensation, with over 372K Instagram followers.

Dogs are by far the most popular.

So, of course, dog Instagram accounts are on the rise.

For instance, Jiff Pom has over 10 million followers. Yep, this dog is more successful than you ever will be. Just let that sink in.

There is one who reigns supreme.

Gen the Corgi, who lives in Japan, has gained a hefty Instagram following for – you guessed it – his hilarious facial expressions.

The pooch, who now has 114K followers on the platform, is much loved for his erratic and cartoonish facial expressions when out running and playing.

His expressions are so damn relatable…

I think we’ve all stared at a plate of pasta like this before.

Though not many of us would be so pleased with this outfit…

But hey, a little clothing blunder isn’t enough to slow Gen down.

Gen is actually quite a poorly pooch. Speaking to Bored Panda, his owner explained: “Gen was born with hereditary chronic renal failure. It cannot be cured. This disease causes Gen to experience polyuria (urinating more than usual), polydipsia (being thirsty all the time), anemia, malaise, and high blood pressure.”

Gen also suffers from convulsive seizures.

His owner attributes this to the dog living a happy and loving life: “A dog is family. Even if a puppy comes to you with many incurable diseases it has had since birth, it’s not a reason to let go of it.”

“Yes, Gen will live a much shorter life than your average dog and yes, his treatment costs a huge amount of money, but we, his owners, will continue to give him [the best treatment we can] and enormous amounts of love. I think that sticking to your treatment and spending time with your loved ones are the secrets to having a great short life.”

For more viral dogs, keep reading to see the dog who gained fame for its twelve-inch snout…