A Golden Retriever is turning heads for its obedience by carrying a bag of merchandise out of a Victoria’s Secret store for its owner.
The TikTok revealing the situation, captioned, “I don’t know this man, but this is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen #victoriassecret #goldenretriever #dogsofttiktok,” has been viewed 450,800 times and liked 108,000 times since it was shared on April 10.
According to the American Kennel Club, Golden Retrievers are known for being friendly, intelligent, and devoted. Owners can expect them to live anywhere from 10 to 12 years, and for the most part, they train quite easily. They are also known for being good with children and other dogs, and for being an affectionate member of the family.
The 18-second clip, posted by TikToker @kristenq1994, or Kristin, began inside a Victoria’s Secret store. A man stood in front of the counter, presumably after paying, and he gave a pink bag over to his Golden Retriever on the ground, who placed the package handles in its mouth.
The dog didn’t have a leash, but followed along with his owner. “OK, let’s go,” the man said as he started to walk away.
However, the dog struggled at first, dropping the package on the floor as the TikToker filmed nearby. She laughed as the dog proceeded to put the handles to the package full of pink tissue paper in its mouth once again.
Some of the paper dropped on the floor, and the dog’s owner picked it up.
“Come on,” he said to the dog, who walked on ahead with the package in its mouth.
The dog turned around to face its owner who said, “Let’s go. Come on buddy. Let’s go.” All the while the dog carried the package by the mouth.
The dog then turned around to face the way its owner was headed, following beside him in the lingerie store.
“See y’all,” the man said to the onlookers, who also said goodbye.
People were obviously interested in the dog in the store, and in the process of finding the exit, the dog became distracted by another person, walking over to her as she pet him.
“Let’s go,” the man said again, and the dog immediately followed after him in the opposite direction, presumably toward the exit.
Over 200 comments poured in over the obedient Golden Retriever, and people were loving the dog’s actions. “Omg, he deserves everything good in life, and so does his owner,” a TikToker said.
Some people theorized what the dog might be thinking. “He’s like, ‘I helped dad buy my mom presents, and I’m so excited,” a viewer expressed.
Another TikToker figured in a “plot twist, the owner is single, and this is how he gets dates.”
Approval was everywhere for the Golden Retriever listening to its owner. “This would make my day, Lol so cute,” a viewer said.
While a TikToker believed “dogs should be allowed everywhere ’cause this is wholesome.”
Comments of appreciation included things like, “This is so freaking cute, Omg,” “Aww he loves your selections,” and “He picked out mom’s present! Adorable.”
Newsweek reached out to TikToker @kristinq1994 for comment.
This isn’t the only viral video involving a dog. A Golden Retriever made a puppy acquaintance in a beloved video clip. A German shepherd got himself the treats he craved out of a cabinet. In addition, a dog snuck out and was caught playing with a dog toy with his friend at a Dollar General.