It’s hard not to get excited when the Google Maps car passes by. For this dog in Japan, the opportunity to make history was just too much.
Redditor Big_Ballz posted a moving slideshow of the perky pup as it identified its target and bounded off in chase. He titled it “The chase of the year” on the r/aww subreddit
Of course, this dog could invariably hold the top title for several years more, if the street view isn’t updated.
Reddit’s reaction, of course, was an outpouring of upvotes.
“I thought he just wanted to be on Google Maps. I know I follow that car every time I see it driving around,” commented u/regoapps.
Some even surmised what the dog must have been thinking.
“Hah! Another intruder intercepted and run off my territory!” wrote u/IncendiaryIdea.
“Damn, outside of my jurisdogtion,” commented u/Dicethrower.
And from u/Sexy_State_of_Mind, a historically inaccurate reenactment, that may have just been part of Forrest Gump, imagining Tom Hanks as this dog.
Reporter #2: Are you doing this for world peace?
Reporter #3: Are you doing this for women’s right?
Newsman: Or for the environment?
Reporter #1: Or for animals?
Reporter #3: Or for nuclear arms?
DOG: [narrating] They just couldn’t believe that somebody would do all that running for no particular reason.
Reporter #2: Why are you doing this?
DOG: I just felt like running!
In all, Street View dog received a lot more fake Internet points than it will likely ever understand.
“How excitement,” commented u/KeithMyArthe. “It had thrills, suspense, action, Emmy class acting chops, and a dog. We gave it 5 things. 🌟🌟🌟🌟”
See for yourself in the video below!
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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