@Angel_campa posted a video on TikTok with the following caption: “Throwback to when my dog got stung by a bee.” The video amassed more than 15 million views as people found the clip, which featured before and after footage, hilarious.
The video shows the dog Alvie relaxing on a blanket before the two foes meet. It then shows the pooch after his bee sting, looking a bit rough with a swollen cheek, wonky eyes and his tongue hanging out of his little doggy mouth – resembling how some of us might look after a night on the town, something we can legally do again thanks to the government’s lockdown easing roadmap.
Perhaps this is why people related so hard to the little dog, with the video quickly inspiring a flood of memes as people saw their own struggles in the little dog.
Commenting on the dog’s internet fame, the owner wrote: “My dog was really trending on Twitter for a hot minute.” It prompted more than 76,000 comments, with people recognising the well-known hound.