THE DOG HOUSE — It seems like every child at some point asks their parents for a pet, whether it be a dog, cat, lizard or rat.
Heck, I still ask my parents for a pony as a joke (even though I would secretly be delighted with a pony). Perhaps that is why I'm always drawn to videos of adults and children alike receiving pets as surprises.
In the video, a little girl named Natalia gets a tiny corgi puppy as a birthday surprise. What makes this video special is the quick range of emotions she experiences with a kicker of instant responsibility on top.
First, there's the normal "opening a present" excitement, then there's a lot of happiness when she realizes it's her very own puppy. But it isn't until she opens the carrier and sees and touches the adorable doggy for the first time that she bursts into tears of joy.
The best part for me was seeing that corgi's little, round puppy belly that looks like it deserves so many pets and scratches. That sweet tum tum is almost enough to melt the coldest of hearts.
Natalia also proved with one question that she is ready for a dog of her very own. Her tears shut down suddenly and she's all about making sure her new dog has all the right shots.