Sometimes the most unlikely moments are destined for immortality.
For example, who would think that a pet-owner’s desperate plea to find her missing parrot would blow up social media?
"Please everyone... my parrot’s gone," she said in the selfie-recording before crying at the top of her lungs: “CHANEEELLLL.”
The clip struck a chord with millions of viewers across the world, becoming an instant online sensation.
A Chanel the Parrot Twitter page was created in the bird and her “mam’s” honour.
Fortunately, the saga had a happy ending, with Sandra and Chanel reunited just days after the fateful disappearance.
Now, exactly a year on from Sandra’s historic call for help, admirers have flocked back to their favourite platforms to pay homage to the iconic duo.
The Love of Huns Instagram account shared a commemorative post on Monday, writing: “It’s been a year since Chanel the parrot went missing…”
Within seconds followers paid tribute, with comments including: “Forever my fave vid,” and “never forget.”
Here’s how Twitter has responded:
Meanwhile, Sandra herself has acknowledged the very special anniversary.
She posted a recreation of the historic incident on Facebook, with the caption: “Omg a year ago. Soz, had to.”
Let’s hope for Sandra’s sake that Chanel doesn’t mark the occasion with another trip to the canal...