Read this, cry, pet your dog, repeat
Something you might often do is facetiously ask your dog, “Who’s the best boy?” It’s your dog, of course, and you tell him that as soon as you ask the question. Little did you know that you’ve been lying to your dog, because the internet has found the best boy.
His name is Xiongxiong. He’s 15, and he lives in China. And every day, Xiongxiong walks with his owner to the train station, where they part until the work day is over. Xiongxiong parks his fluffy lil dog booty down on that dirty train station floor, and he stays there until his owner returns from work so they can walk back home together.
Fam, Xiongxiong does this every. Single. Day.
🐶 Meet the dog who waits every day at subway station for his Chinese owner to return from work. The 15-year-old dog, called Xiongxiong, waits faithfully outside a metro station daily while its owner goes to work and stays there all day until he returns. https://t.co/DbRFAN7O8v pic.twitter.com/RafOYuHm5P
— TODAY (@TODAYonline) May 1, 2018
A loyal elderly dog waits patiently outside a station in China every day for his owner to come home from work https://t.co/zud633Z2SL
— delcrookes (@hairydel) May 3, 2018
According to Today, Xiongxiong can be seen every day, hanging out at the Liziba metro station in Chongqing’s Yuzhong district. He happily accepts pets from strangers while he’s waiting for his own human to get home. He’s become a little bit of an internet celebrity in China, prompting strangers to go to the station just to see him. Anything that gets more pets for Xiongxiong, we’re here for it.
“He’s well behaved and never eats anything given to him by others,” a local resident told reporters writing about Xiongxiong’s internet fame. “The dog just stays here and waits for him. It always gets extremely excited when it see its owner return each day.”
Xiongxiong, a 15-year-old dog, is waiting outside the railway station every day for its master. (Source: Pearvideo) pic.twitter.com/XcOb0RKyyZ
— China Daily (@ChinaDailyUSA) May 3, 2018
Did we mention it’s a 12-hour wait each day until Xiongxiong’s owner comes back?
Dog who waits 12 hours at station for owner to come home in China https://t.co/Kuvg7tyRFD pic.twitter.com/9x2FVT3wL5
— Zesty Europe News (@zesty_europe) May 3, 2018
And that there’s nothing keeping Xiongxiong there — no leash, no command — just an overabundance of love and loyalty in his little doggie heart?
Xiongxiong, 15, has no collar, and is not tied down with a lead. He simply sits on the ground by the entrance to the subway every day and waits patiently for 12 hours for his owner to arrive home. His owner has been looking after Xiongxiong for 8 years.https://t.co/eUHzhymYCB
— Al Raposas (@a_raposas) May 3, 2018
Sometimes I cry watching videos of dogs being Very Good Boys in their safe, warm homes. But poor Xiongxiong’s 15-year-old bones on a cold, hard subway floor? It’s too much. He deserves a Tempurpedic mattress and one million treats.
Obviously, Xiongxiong has pretty much the entire internet in tears.
I'M NOT CRYING YOU ARE! https://t.co/fAowrX04XC
— Jordan Metcalf (@JordanMetcalf13) April 28, 2018
We don't deserve dogs. https://t.co/aPkVNgcBzE
— ◁△△ (@archaeofuturist) May 3, 2018
Anyway, sorry about your dog only being the second-best boy. No one can compete with Xiongxiong, I’m sure you understand. Give your pupper all the pets and treats and naps on your couch today anyway, for Xiongxiong.