Wellness clip shows Golden Retriever loving handyman: ‘favorite person’
A Golden Retriever Has Raised Serotonin Levels On The Internet Because He Gets Excited Every Time He Sees The Maintenance Man.
In a series of videos, Gordy, who lives in Tampa, Florida, walks down the hall when he hears the man’s keys jingle. He then descends to be greeted by his “favorite person”.
His owner added text to the story, and she points out that Gordy can barely “contain his excitement” as he can be seen jumping on the man until he patiently sits down for a treat.
The video, viewable here, was shared by TikTok user @goldengordy and has been watched by over 428,000 people. More than 56,000 people have liked the video of the golden retriever’s unlikely friendship with the man.
The American Kennel Club describes Golden Retrievers as “outgoing, trustworthy, and eager-to-please family dogs who are relatively easy to train. They take a cheerful, playful approach to life and maintain that puppy-like behavior until adulthood”.
The Trusted Registry of Purebred Dog Pedigrees in the United States also states that Golden Retrievers are good with young children and families and extremely open to strangers, so it’s no surprise that Gordy welcomes the man in the video. with a very warm welcome.
Gordy’s reaction brought smiles to thousands of faces and sparked a conversation on TikTok, but research has found that pets are a great way to meet people.
Researchers from the University of Western Australia, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and the WALTHAM Center for Pet Nutrition surveyed nearly 2,700 men and women in four cities: Perth, Australia; San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; and Nashville, Tennessee.
Owning a pet was the third most common way survey respondents met people in their neighborhood. The survey found that pet owners were 60% more likely than non-owners to get to know people in their neighborhood they didn’t know before.
Hundreds of TikTokers commented on the video, and they all seem thrilled to have watched the moment Gordy sees his friend.
One user wrote: “This is just adorable!!!!”
Another commented: “I needed it after a bad week.”
“To be greeted by Gordy everyday would be awesome,” said another.
Another TikToker wrote, “Dogs being so excited to see you makes you feel the best.”
Previously Newsweek shared the moment a postman “overreacted” to a dog and a viral video of a postal worker who recorded how dogs greet him during his shift.
Newsweek contacted @goldengordy for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.
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