You Can Get a New Puppy in Seven Hours Using Facebook

By Allison Boccamazzo January 18, 2013

Two sisters gave puppy eyes for something they desperately wanted and needed after a tragic loss. If you don’t get that puppy pun, then you clearly haven’t heard of the overwhelmingly adorable story of two young sisters who rallied up their brothers to ask for help getting a puppy via social media. Their dad said that if they could get one million “likes” on Facebook, they could get the new puppy. In their sign, it says, “He doesn’t think we can do it.”

Oh, but they sure did. In fact, it only took them seven hours to hit their goal, and they’re currently still exceeding it.

But who can’t resist liking a page called “Twogirlsandapuppy?”I may not be a kid anymore, but maybe I’ll use this tactic to see if my family can get that King Charles Spaniel I’ve always wanted.

There’s a much more complex story to this precious plea, however, as the five-sibling Canada-based family lost their previously loved dog to cancer. After they parted ways with their favorite furry family member, they were eager to get another, despite their parents’ initial reluctance.

Huffington Post published a recent status update from the official page, saying, “Our profile picture just hit 1,000,000. Mom and Dad are officially stunned. Will have five ecstatic kids in the morning.” That status in itself accrued more than 26,000 “likes.”

This picture below, taken directly from the site, currently boasts 1,023,497 “likes,” which is apparently the digital price these cuties had to pay for a new pup.

As if this story couldn't get any more inspiring, the family says that they will get their new dog from a rescue shelter or organization.

This only goes to show just how influential the Internet and social media have become in our everyday lives; from raising awareness to strengthening customer service and now, tricking once disbelieving parents at their own game by inviting strangers across the Web to support them in their new doggy deal – and walking away as triumphant.




Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

TechZone360 Web Editor

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