This Dog Looked Sad Because No One Read To Him So The Internet Rallied To Help

Help, this story has made me cry three times and I haven’t even finished typing one sentence. Grab your tissue box, because you’re gonna need it.

A man named John Mueller posted a picture of Sting, an elderly former racing dog who is a certified therapy pup. Sting is part of a program called Paws to Read, which brings in children to read to shelter dogs so they can become socialized and used to people. That raises their chances of being adopted—okay, I am crying again.

Anyway, that day, no one showed up and Sting spent the afternoon at the library by himself:

In all honesty, Sting is probably fine. He’s a dog, just hanging out, and he has a forever home with Mueller. But his sad, long face has won the Internet’s heart and made him go instantly viral. Just look at it:

Todayreports that the outpouring of support for Sting has been insane. Because Mueller suggest people contact the small Minneapolis library, their phone has been ringing off the hook.

Ann Wahlstrom, children’s librarian at the Ramsey County Library in White Bear Lake, says its been amazing. Hopefully, it hasn’t also been really annoying?

“People are asking if we could hold the phone to Sting’s ear so they could read to him,” she said. “The whole staff of a Petco in California called to say they love Sting. It’s just amazing, the outpouring.”

The program isn’t just for the dogs, Wahlstrom explained, it’s for the kids to give them “a fun, nonthreatening place where they can practice their reading skills to a dog.”

If you’re not already weeping, check out this video of kids reading to dogs in shelters:

Sting has gotten so famous that his sessions are fully booked through April, and a second therapy dog who participates in the program, named Lacey, is also getting lost of belly rubs and stories read to her.

This happy ending still hasn’t ended the tears. My emotions!

Sting is fine! Sting is okay.

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This Math Puzzle Given To Fifth Graders In China Has The Internet Confused

A math puzzle given to grade five pupils at a school in Nanchong, China, has left the Internet rather confused after a local news website shared photos of the questions online over the weekend. 

According to The Star, the question asks students to determine the age of a ship’s captain if there were 26 sheep and 10 goats on the vessel. Yes, we were as confused as you are. 

The education bureau confirmed that the question is legitimate and does have a few answers. 

The answer? Sit down for this one. People came up with a few on Chinese social media website Weibo. 

And then there’s this one…

Other Weibo commenters complained that the question made no sense. 

Some came out in support of the question. 

Twitter wasn’t nearly as kind, though…

What do you think of the question? 

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This Third Grader's Plan For Dealing With Donald Trump Has The Internet Divided

Adults aren’t very good at dealing with their problems, but third graders apparently have it all figured out. Kelly Cohen, a reporter for NBC Washington, recently took to Twitter to share a piece of homework reportedly from one of her friend’s third grade students. 

You can probably guess why she had it hanging in her apartment… 

Some users weren’t happy with the third grader’s perception of Africa.

While some pinned the blame on the media. 

Others focused on other aspects of the homework. 

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The Director Of 'The Last Jedi' Just Responded To Massive Backlash On The Internet

It has been a week since The Last Jedi released and the world is still torn on it. While everyone agrees that it was a very, very different kind of Star Wars film, no one can seem to agree if that is a good thing or not. Should the franchise remain what we know and love? Or should it evolve into something different?

Wherever you fall on this debate, I, for one at least think it is good we are having it. One of the biggest complaints about Hollywood is that they make the same things over and over again. So shouldn’t we be wanting something new? 

Was The Last Jedi too new?

Director Rian Johnson has finally chimed in on this issue. While I think we all suspected that he would stand by his work, he did also mention that dividing people was never his intention. 

But much like The Last Jedi itself people are really divided on Johnson’s answer. 

This will be a fight that lasts a long time. It will only end when the light side and the dark side can strike a balance. 

[h/t Mashable]

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Man Waits Five Years To Respond To A Tweet, And Now He's An Internet Hero

Brady Maurer of Portland, Oregon, has been hopping around Twitter giving people reminders they asked for — five years ago.  

He’s like a holiday reminder elf and people are loving him for it.

He’s just helping people live their best lives:

I wonder if she still likes that name?

The FBI was a bit different five years ago, but still:

Twitter is still around and going strong:

Brady’s diligence is extra, and people appreciate his efforts:

But wait! Maurer still had more reminders to dish out:

I mean, these are important choices:

People started submitting their reminders for the future:

We’ll check back with y’all in five years.

H/T: Twitter

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Chill Hippo Calmly Walks Out Of Zoo's Front Gates, Becomes Internet Hero

A hippo living at Israel’s Central Safari Zoo strolled out the front gate like a boss and it’s sublime:

Maybe the grass is not always greener on the other side? Or maybe there’s no place like home?

Either way, this hippo is an internet darling:

We assume no animals were harmed while making this short film.

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Photo Of People Guarding Empty Lawn For Pro-Trump Rally Takes Internet By Storm

Saturday’s “Mother of All Rallies” turned out to be anything but.

The D.C. rally, which was expected to draw thousands of Trump supporters to the national mall, only managed to attract a few hundred attendees.

Even a neighboring rally of Insane Clown Posse fans managed to garner a larger crowd:

A photo of dozens of guards stationed along the perimeter of the mostly-empty pro-Trump rally quickly spread on Twitter:

People agreed that maybe the rally…over-estimated their security needs…

In the end, it was not a great day to be a Trump supporter…

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Woman Dyes Her Face Pink With 'Washable' Paint And The Internet Wasn't Kind

If you plan on putting paint anywhere near your skin, make sure it’s body paint. Some paint may say that it washes off of skin, but they’re usually talking about small amounts of paint you accidentally get on your arm. Poster paint probably isn’t going to wash off easily, as Twitter user Leah recently discovered… 

People were relentless in their mocking. 

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These Photos From A Clergy Fashion Catalog Are The Best Thing On The Internet Today

I’m Catholic, so I must beg, Father, for you to please forgive me for what I am about to do—namely, show you stills from a clergy fashion catalog that bring all new meaning to the phrase “dad bods.”

British Twitter user Abi Bleach found these stills from the Wippell’s catalog, which has been outfitting clergymen since, literally, the 18th century (Europe is SO OLD, y’all).

And all I’ll say is that the blonde priest in these pictures is inspiring more than one deadly sin in me. 

Perhaps even more delightful than these pictures is the response from some actual clerics. 

A BREASTFEEDING CASSOCK. Plus, there is this crushable cleric selfie.

*Gives self the sign of the cross.*

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Trump Signs The Wall Of A Hurricane Shelter, And The Internet Let Him Have It

Trump donned plastic gloves to serve hotdogs and even attempted to load boxes into the back of a truck. But while at the NRG Center, Trump, oddly, felt it necessary to sign the wall of the shelter, which was filled with displaced and homeless storm victims.

Of course, Twitter noticed.

And they were not here for it.

Not at all…

What’s the saying, “when someone shows you who they are, believe them”? 

We see you, Mr. President.  

H/T: Twitter, Washington Post

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