It's official. We've found the cutest story of 2019 and it's still only January. Transport yourself back to a time when you still had stuffed animals. Chances are you had one or two that were your "top dogs." All other stuffed animals bowed down to the power you bestowed upon your weird clown doll with a missing eye or that pig with the voice box that hurt real bad if you hurled it at your sister just right. Just me?
I digress. But the point is, we are not alone. And who do you buy stuffed animals for now if you don't have young kids? That's right, dogs. Or at least your friends' dogs if you don't have one. Or your pretend dog if you don't have friends with dogs. That's what I do.
But what happens when those toys do lose an eye or get their squeaker ripped out? Well, instead of throwing them out, maybe we should all do this:
Exhibit AIt's like an episode of CSI. A dead stuffed animal... or so we thought. One suburban dad wasn't convinced.
But it doesn't look good.He'll need to be rushed in for treatment ASAP. That's the only way he'll make it.
You're looking at the face of one of America's top stuffed animal doctors.I know it doesn't look like much, but under that goofy dad-ish exterior is a hardened surgeon who's seen it all.
He found a pulse!Not sure what a pulse is in this instance, but let's roll with it.
Well, it's not quite flowers, but it's always nice to see the family in support.These poor pups look like they're expecting the worst. But this story has a happy ending as the little guy was sown back to life. Congrats, dad!
Praise!Modern medicine at its finest, folks. I also love that the dad rigged this beautiful scene for authenticity.
Here's the whole tweet.
my dogs stuffed animal was left outside and my dad made sure so save him.. https://t.co/ysgViljoxS— kay (@kay)1548362238.0
And the internet is loving it too.As of writing this, the story has over 100k retweets, and 400k likes. I wish I could go that viral.
And apparently, this isn't uncommon!People chimed in with their miraculous "recovery stories."
Like this poor little squirrel...Is that a fake fur squirrel on a real fur rug?
It's definitely a squirrel.But it also looks like they might have just stuffed a real one.
Does anyone else think this looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie?Get ready for the sequel to Frankenweenie, which is: Frankensquirrel. Coming this summer.
But seriously, at least the pup looks happy.Maybe this time he won't viciously murder that squirrel.
Eh, who are we kidding? It'll probably happen again.
@oohhhkayyy @clarranagaa My mom is constantly sewing my dogs toys back together to “save their lives” and my dog tr… https://t.co/0xvEGZ8kW8— mad (@mad)1548428088.0
Can we talk about those other two cuties for a sec?
@oohhhkayyy Those dogs look like worried parents at the hospital waiting for news on their son 😩😩— rudy (@rudy)1548398880.0
More lil pups watching on with hope.See Sparky, this is why we don't try to kill our friends. Your actions have consequences!
Hey, I have a question. What does Snoop think about all this?Oh, thank goodness he had something to say. I agree, Snoop! I agree!
This is like the most upper-middle-class image I've ever seen.
@oohhhkayyy Dog grandparents are constantly doing toy surgery. https://t.co/nyX2aZHhuV— Becca French (@Becca French)1548435484.0
They're best friends!You thought I was joking, but I would literally never write a joke on this website. Everything I say is rooted in fact. Like all that stuff up there about me and my sister. It's all real. (It's not.)
"GET BACK TO THE DOGS!" Okay, fine.Are you happy now? Now that this has gone in the direction of super sad? You asked for this dear reader.
I'm not crying, you're crying.Every time I write about dogs, I'm reminded that we are not worthy. The only thing that makes us superior to dogs is our opposable thumbs, and even then, I'm still not sure.
Can we see something less sad and more cute?
@oohhhkayyy The cutest part of this is the dogs on the bed keeping watching over him. This entire family is preciou… https://t.co/Eimr9wl6gh— G.C. Fernandes (@G.C. Fernandes)1548461278.0
Apparently Dads have been making this joke since the dawn of time.
@oohhhkayyy Is this a common dad joke???? https://t.co/J420w7g12e— Haley Layson (@Haley Layson)1548463715.0
This poor lil guy got left in the rain.
@oohhhkayyy @catalishus2 My dog left one of her babies outside in the rain. He is currently drying out in a broom r… https://t.co/C1ouAR82v2— lauraincognito (@lauraincognito)1548463563.0
This one is... cute.
@oohhhkayyy my dogs toys look just as lifeless lol https://t.co/XuItaln1yz— nikki 🍂🍄 (@nikki 🍂🍄)1548455432.0
This one is less Tim Burton-esque and more reminiscent of those creepy toys from 'Toy Story.'But hey, they all deserve a chance at a happy life.
More praise for dad.
@oohhhkayyy @heynick559 https://t.co/3yzcouFkth— kittymama1218 (@kittymama1218)1548452467.0
And finally, my 2019 mood.
@oohhhkayyy mood https://t.co/yVFeHQCP8P— frida (@frida)1548428350.0