In a world where serotonin is in short supply, online pet videos and content are a lifesaver for many of us. The tenderness and love of these pets and their humans knows no bounds and reminds us that there is still good in the world.
From a diverse community of farm animals to short-snouted dogs, here are four online pets that you should give all of your virtual love to.
Today I need a snuggle from ✨Karen✨
With a whopping 5 million followers, @useless_farm on TikTok highlights the daily shenanigans of a family of hilarious farm animals. They are Stanley, the sensitive emu, Michael, the fabulous yet dorky llama with one brain cell, and most notably, Karen, an emu with a fierce personality, most certainly living up to her name.
Funny memes, dances, and daily content allow us to understand the characters of each farm animal, from the ways they eat to the ways they walk and even the way they interact with each other. From Micheal eating grapes in his own world to Karen’s aggressive snapping with any inconvenience, each animal is always heartwarmingly hilarious in its own unique way.
@dougthepug has been growing in popularity for many years. Doug has now grown his brand, reaching 6 million followers on TikTok. In more recent videos, we learn the story of how Doug the Pug reached the type of fame he has and how he continues to grow his career. Though he is now the first official pet to be a voice actor on a large animated film, his account continually gives us all of the cute, pug-in-costumes content we live for.
@brussels.sproutie gives us insight into the life of Sprout, an incredibly cute and short-nosed Brussels griffon. Shown dressed as literal sunshine, “shopping” for fries and putting them into his shopping cart, and warmly wrapped to be carried on a hike, Sprout is a pooch that brightens your day regardless of what he’s doing.
@boop._.the._.axolotl is a TikTok account that brings to light the funny adventures of Boop, a cute and cuddly axolotl. Arguably the most adorable salamander of all time, axolotls are a type of amphibian who were high-revered by the Aztecs. According to National Geographic, “axolotl is the Aztec god of fire and lightning, Xolotl, which disguised himself as a salamander to avoid being sacrificed.” Originally from Lake Xochimilco, México, they are considered an endangered species, threatened by several factors, including water pollution. From wearing cool glasses to highlighting his growth over the span of 5 months and even enjoying bubbles, every video of Boop living their best life will bring a smile to your face.